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Statute Of Limitation On Compensation Claims

EDM number 990 in 1989-90, proposed by Frank Cook on 15/05/1990.

That this House notes that section 15 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 imposes a 30-year limitation period on the bringing of claims for damages for personal injury and/or death caused by breach of duty on the part of a site licensee under that Act; notes too the report of Professor Martin Gardner which indicates that there may be a causal relationship between radiation doses received by Sellafield workers and the excess of leukaemias amongst their children; notes further that many such workers may have received part or all of their doses in the 1950s, that is, outside the 30-year limitation period; opines it inequitable that those workers and their children may be barred from seeking compensation by such statute; questions whether it is Her Majesty's Government's intention in relation to nuclear installations in which it has a controlling interest, or which it administers, to rely on such a statute of limitations in any litigation brought under the Act seeking compensation for death or genetic damage; and urges the Secretary of State for Energy to bring forward measures to amend the 1965 Act so as to extend the limitation period and so take account of recently gleaned epidemiological evidence.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

Frank Cook15/05/1990Stockton NorthProposed
Joan Ruddock15/05/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSeconded
Martin Redmond15/05/1990Don ValleySeconded
Richard Caborn15/05/1990Sheffield CentralSeconded
Dale Campbell-Savours15/05/1990WorkingtonSigned
John Battle15/05/1990Leeds WestSigned
Llin Golding15/05/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/05/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Winston Churchill15/05/1990DavyhulmeSigned
Bill Michie15/05/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale15/05/1990MansfieldSigned
Terry Lewis15/05/1990WorsleySigned
Norman Hogg15/05/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Peter Pike15/05/1990BurnleySigned
Harry Barnes16/05/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Steinberg16/05/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths16/05/1990BridgendSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/05/1990LeighSigned
Alex Carlile16/05/1990MontgomerySigned
William McKelvey16/05/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion16/05/1990Dundee EastSigned
Dennis Skinner16/05/1990BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross16/05/1990Dundee WestSigned
Keith Bradley16/05/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bob Cryer17/05/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Tony Banks17/05/1990Newham North WestSigned
Terry Davis18/05/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Joyce Quin21/05/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Peter Hardy21/05/1990WentworthSigned
Andrew Faulds22/05/1990Warley EastSigned
James Wray22/05/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Harry Cohen23/05/1990LeytonSigned
Tom Cox23/05/1990TootingSigned
Alice Mahon23/05/1990HalifaxSigned
Chris Smith24/05/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Jack Thompson24/05/1990WansbeckSigned
Martyn Jones05/06/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Tommy Graham05/06/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Tony Lloyd06/06/1990StretfordSigned
Terry Patchett07/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Eric Illsley07/06/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden07/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ian McCartney07/06/1990MakerfieldSigned
Frank Doran14/06/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Paul Boateng26/06/1990Brent SouthSigned

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