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Safety Of Fishing Vessels

EDM number 121 in 1990-91, proposed by Brian Wilson on 27/11/1990.

That this House expresses deep regret over the loss of the fishing vessel 'Antares' following an incident involving a Royal Navy submarine off the island of Arran; expresses condolences to the bereaved; views with concern reports that a trainee commander was in control of the submarine at the time; rejects as wholly unsatisfactory and complacent the Government line that this was a freak one-off tragedy; notes that in at least 12 similar occurrences off the west coast, submarine interference with fishing gear has been established beyond doubt; recalls that in many other similar incidents, including some where loss of life has resulted, submarine involvement has been strongly suspected; demands that the Ministry of Defence abandons its strategy of evasion and denial in order that urgency might be applied to the solution of a widespread and persistent problem; and calls on the Government to suspend underwater submarine activity in recognised fishing areas until such time as measures acceptable to fishermen's organisations have been brought into effect.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Brian Wilson27/11/1990Cunninghame NorthProposed
David Lambie27/11/1990Cunninghame SouthSigned
John Taylor27/11/1990StrangfordSigned
Norman Godman27/11/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John McFall27/11/1990DumbartonSigned
Calum MacDonald27/11/1990Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
George Foulkes27/11/1990Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Roy Beggs28/11/1990East AntrimSigned
David Trimble28/11/1990Upper BannSigned
Harry Barnes28/11/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Alexander Eadie28/11/1990MidlothianSigned
John Cummings28/11/1990EasingtonSigned
James Molyneaux28/11/1990Lagan ValleySigned
Alan Meale28/11/1990MansfieldSigned
Ken Maginnis28/11/1990Fermanagh & South TyroneSigned
Roy Hughes28/11/1990Newport EastSigned
Robert Parry28/11/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Joyce Quin29/11/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Dennis Skinner29/11/1990BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy29/11/1990WentworthSigned
Bill Michie29/11/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Frank Doran29/11/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Martyn Jones30/11/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
James Wray03/12/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Robert Wareing03/12/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
John Battle03/12/1990Leeds WestSigned
Ian McCartney03/12/1990MakerfieldSigned
Doug Hoyle03/12/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Tommy Graham03/12/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Home Robertson04/12/1990East LothianSigned
Robert Hughes04/12/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Eric Illsley04/12/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Ron Davies04/12/1990CaerphillySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/12/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Maria Fyfe04/12/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Keith Bradley05/12/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Tony Worthington05/12/1990Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Harry Ewing05/12/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Alistair Darling05/12/1990Edinburgh CentralSigned
Tom Cox05/12/1990TootingSigned
Eric Martlew05/12/1990CarlisleSigned
David Marshall05/12/1990Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Tony Lloyd05/12/1990StretfordSigned
Norman Hogg05/12/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
James Kilfedder06/12/1990North DownSigned
Peter Pike07/12/1990BurnleySigned
Eddie McGrady12/12/1990South DownSigned
Chris Smith13/12/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Jack Thompson14/12/1990WansbeckSigned
Alex Carlile17/12/1990MontgomerySigned
Austin Mitchell18/12/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Dafydd Wigley25/01/1991CaernarfonSigned

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