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Coal Dust Blight In Bootle

EDM number 1044 in 1989-90, proposed by Ronnie Fearn on 22/05/1990.

That this House notes with grave concern the health and environmental threat to the residents and school children of Bootle from choking coal dust blown off the large stockpiles of imported coal stored at Bootle docks in close proximity to residents in the Rimrose and Peel Road estates and the St. Joan of Arc School; calls on the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board to take immediate preventative measures which should include covering the coal with sheeting, continuous watering of the coal, putting up fencing to shield the coal from the wind, and ensuring the coal lorries are covered and washed before leaving the site; believes that the threat to public health from the coal dust is totally unacceptable; urges the local health authority to complete its investigation into this danger as soon as possible to enable its findings to be raised when the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Bill is considered by the Commons; and further calls on Her Majesty's Government to join the Liberal Democrats in opposing this Bill unless the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board takes urgent action to clean up this blight, and starts putting the health and wellbeing of the people of Bootle first.

This motion has been ammended, see 617A1.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Ronnie Fearn22/05/1990SouthportProposed
Geraint Howells22/05/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Jim Wallace22/05/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Matthew Taylor22/05/1990TruroSigned
David Steel22/05/1990Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Alan Beith22/05/1990Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Paddy Ashdown22/05/1990YeovilSigned
David Alton22/05/1990Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Alex Carlile22/05/1990MontgomerySigned
Menzies Campbell22/05/1990Fife North EastSigned
Malcolm Bruce22/05/1990GordonSigned
Ray Michie22/05/1990Argyll & ButeSigned
Robert Maclennan22/05/1990Caithness and SutherlandSigned
Richard Livsey22/05/1990Brecon and RadnorSigned
Archy Kirkwood22/05/1990Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Charles Kennedy22/05/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Russell Johnston22/05/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Simon Hughes22/05/1990Southwark and BermondseySigned
Alice Mahon23/05/1990HalifaxSigned
Tony Banks23/05/1990Newham North WestSigned
Eric Illsley07/06/1990Barnsley CentralSigned

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