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Battersea Power Station

EDM number 1139 in 1989-90, proposed by Tom Cox on 20/06/1990.

That this House remembers that in June 1988 the Prime Minister attended a ceremony at Battersea Power Station, referring to it as 'the wonderful example of private enterprise and local government working hand in hand for the benefit of Britain', that she congratulated the developer, John Broome, who was subsequently honoured, on 'seizing the opportunity not only to save this magnificent building, but to put it to work again for the nation ... this colossal undertaking has that touch of pure genius that has always made Britain great' and that the Prime Minister then undertook to be present at the opening ceremony on 21st May; notes that she failed to keep this appointment as the building is now a desolate, empty hulk, with the west wall and roof removed and that the building work stopped some time ago; is concerned that a building which was sold to the developer by the Central Electricity Generating Board for ú1.5 million may well become unsafe and beyond repair, thereby giving the developer an empty site worth over ú100 million; believes this whole situation to be a major scandal; urges an immediate investigation of the circumstances; and believes that the Prime Minister should take action to re-acquire the building, get it repaired and ensure it is then used for the benefit of the people of Battersea.

This motion has been signed by a total of 101 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tom Cox20/06/1990TootingProposed
Tony Banks20/06/1990Newham North WestSeconded
Joan Ruddock20/06/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSeconded
John Fraser20/06/1990NorwoodSeconded
Kate Hoey20/06/1990VauxhallSeconded
Harry Cohen20/06/1990LeytonSeconded
Terry Patchett21/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Raymond Powell21/06/1990OgmoreSigned
Martin Redmond21/06/1990Don ValleySigned
Ernie Ross21/06/1990Dundee WestSigned
Brian Sedgemore21/06/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Dennis Skinner21/06/1990BolsoverSigned
Clive Soley21/06/1990HammersmithSigned
George Howarth21/06/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Kim Howells21/06/1990PontypriddSigned
Doug Hoyle21/06/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Ron Leighton21/06/1990Newham North EastSigned
Terry Lewis21/06/1990WorsleySigned
Robert Litherland21/06/1990Manchester CentralSigned
John McAllion21/06/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey21/06/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale21/06/1990MansfieldSigned
Roland Boyes21/06/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Keith Bradley21/06/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Frank Cook21/06/1990Stockton NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe21/06/1990LeighSigned
Terry Davis21/06/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie21/06/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Joe Ashton21/06/1990BassetlawSigned
Harry Barnes21/06/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Michael Welsh21/06/1990Doncaster NorthSigned
John Smith22/06/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Peter Hardy22/06/1990WentworthSigned
Tony Lloyd22/06/1990StretfordSigned
Jim Marshall22/06/1990Leicester SouthSigned
Bill Michie22/06/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Kenneth Eastham22/06/1990Manchester, BlackleySigned
George Foulkes22/06/1990Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Dennis Turner22/06/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Gareth Wardell22/06/1990GowerSigned
David Winnick22/06/1990Walsall NorthSigned
Robert Parry25/06/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Robert Hughes25/06/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Alun Michael25/06/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
James Callaghan25/06/1990Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Bob Cryer25/06/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody25/06/1990Crewe & NantwichSigned
John Evans25/06/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Mark Fisher25/06/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Norman Godman25/06/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
James Wray25/06/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Tom Pendry26/06/1990Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Nigel Spearing26/06/1990Newham SouthSigned
Alice Mahon26/06/1990HalifaxSigned
Michael Martin26/06/1990Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
Thomas McAvoy26/06/1990Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Ian McCartney26/06/1990MakerfieldSigned
Mo Mowlam26/06/1990RedcarSigned
Donald Coleman26/06/1990NeathSigned
Harry Ewing26/06/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Maria Fyfe26/06/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Llin Golding26/06/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Tommy Graham26/06/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Hilary Armstrong26/06/1990North West DurhamSigned
Kevin Barron26/06/1990Rother ValleySigned
Gerry Bermingham26/06/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Eddie Loyden27/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Maxton27/06/1990Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Chris Mullin27/06/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Bill O'Brien27/06/1990NormantonSigned
Tom Clarke27/06/1990Monklands WestSigned
Ron Davies27/06/1990CaerphillySigned
Paul Flynn27/06/1990Newport WestSigned
Stuart Randall28/06/1990Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Clare Short28/06/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Harriet Harman28/06/1990PeckhamSigned
Doug Henderson28/06/1990Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
Norman Hogg28/06/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
John Marek28/06/1990WrexhamSigned
Eric Martlew28/06/1990CarlisleSigned
Elliot Morley28/06/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Robin Corbett28/06/1990Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Tam Dalyell28/06/1990LinlithgowSigned
Donald Anderson28/06/1990Swansea EastSigned
Stuart Bell28/06/1990MiddlesbroughSigned
Gavin Strang28/06/1990Edinburgh EastSigned
Jack Thompson28/06/1990WansbeckSigned
Keith Vaz28/06/1990Leicester EastSigned
Max Madden02/07/1990Bradford WestSigned
Jeff Rooker02/07/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
David Clelland02/07/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Jo Richardson03/07/1990BarkingSigned
Tony Benn03/07/1990ChesterfieldSigned
John Battle05/07/1990Leeds WestSigned
Peter Pike12/07/1990BurnleySigned
Eric Illsley12/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Austin Mitchell19/07/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Jim Cousins19/07/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Martyn Jones06/09/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Audrey Wise25/10/1990PrestonSigned
Allen AdamsUnknownWithdrawn

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