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Northern Ireland Electricity - South African Coal Imports

EDM number 340 in 1990-91, proposed by Alexander Eadie on 23/01/1991.

That this House condemns the recent purchase by the Northern Ireland Electricity Board of 27,000 tonnes of coal from South Africa; notes that this is the first such purchase by a United Kingdom generating company in the past 20 years; and further deeply deplores the decision against the background of the fact that the average wage paid to black South African miners is a disgraceful one-fifth of that paid to South African white miners; notes also that it is the price of South African coal determined by its dependence on apartheid and exploitation which leads to the practice of dumping by other coal exporters from Australia, Columbia and elsewhere; and fully supports the terms of the formal complaint made by British Coal to the European Commission.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Alexander Eadie23/01/1991MidlothianProposed
Jimmy Hood23/01/1991ClydesdaleSeconded
Dennis Skinner23/01/1991BolsoverSeconded
Ronnie Campbell23/01/1991Blyth ValleySeconded
Kevin Barron23/01/1991Rother ValleySeconded
Eric Illsley23/01/1991Barnsley CentralSeconded
Lawrence Cunliffe23/01/1991LeighSigned
Michael Welsh23/01/1991Doncaster NorthSigned
Jack Thompson23/01/1991WansbeckSigned
John Cummings23/01/1991EasingtonSigned
Martin Redmond23/01/1991Don ValleySigned
Terry Patchett23/01/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Harry Barnes24/01/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
David Winnick24/01/1991Walsall NorthSigned
Joe Ashton24/01/1991BassetlawSigned
Roland Boyes24/01/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Alf Morris24/01/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Bill Michie24/01/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale24/01/1991MansfieldSigned
Roy Hughes24/01/1991Newport EastSigned
John Home Robertson24/01/1991East LothianSigned
Peter Hardy24/01/1991WentworthSigned
Clive Soley24/01/1991HammersmithSigned
John Smith24/01/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Terry Rooney24/01/1991Bradford NorthSigned
Allan Rogers24/01/1991RhonddaSigned
Martyn Jones24/01/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Robert Hughes25/01/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Ernie Ross28/01/1991Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion28/01/1991Dundee EastSigned
Ian McCartney28/01/1991MakerfieldSigned
William McKelvey28/01/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Win Griffiths28/01/1991BridgendSigned
Mike Watson28/01/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie29/01/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Gerry Steinberg29/01/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Keith Bradley30/01/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Harry Ewing30/01/1991Falkirk EastSigned
Maria Fyfe30/01/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse31/01/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Thomas McAvoy31/01/1991Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Bill O'Brien31/01/1991NormantonSigned
Llin Golding31/01/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Dennis Turner31/01/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Peter Pike01/02/1991BurnleySigned
Denzil Davies01/02/1991LlanelliSigned
Ronald Brown07/02/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Doug Hoyle11/02/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Eddie McGrady11/02/1991South DownSigned

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