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Cullen Report On Piper-Alpha

EDM number 58 in 1990-91, proposed by Jimmy Wray on 13/11/1990.

That this House, still mourning for the 167 lives lost in the Piper Alpha disaster, welcomes Lord Cullen's Report which conclusively establishes the appalling negligence of the owners and operators of the oil platform; urges Her Majesty's Government to act decisively in bringing to justice those responsible for not having listened to the warnings and signs which preceded the disaster; is convinced that had the workers been able to organise themselves in trade unions, both owners and managers would have found it very difficult to ignore warnings about the possibility of a disaster; and urges Her Majesty's Government, as a mark of respect for the victims and their relatives and as a sign that they have at long last learned their lesson that lack of proper funding of the safety inspectorate contributed to the disaster, to formally commit themselves to a proper support for the new safety and health arrangements proposed by Lord Cullen and for Ministers to firmly support the right of workers to give themselves the trade union organisation they have been so far denied.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

James Wray13/11/1990Glasgow ProvanProposed
John McAllion13/11/1990Dundee EastSigned
Alan Meale13/11/1990MansfieldSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/11/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
George Galloway13/11/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Harry Barnes14/11/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Jack Thompson14/11/1990WansbeckSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/11/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Ewing14/11/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Kenneth Eastham14/11/1990Manchester, BlackleySigned
Terry Davis14/11/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings14/11/1990EasingtonSigned
Bob Cryer14/11/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Bill Michie14/11/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
David Lambie14/11/1990Cunninghame SouthSigned
Eric Illsley14/11/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Roy Hughes14/11/1990Newport EastSigned
Doug Hoyle14/11/1990Warrington NorthSigned
David Hinchliffe14/11/1990WakefieldSigned
Dennis Skinner14/11/1990BolsoverSigned
Terry Patchett14/11/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Robert Parry14/11/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Eddie Loyden14/11/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Mildred Gordon15/11/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Maria Fyfe15/11/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
David Clelland15/11/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Chris Mullin15/11/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
John Smith15/11/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Keith Bradley20/11/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Mike Watson21/11/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Dawn Primarolo22/11/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Alice Mahon22/11/1990HalifaxSigned
Jim Cousins26/11/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Tommy Graham28/11/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Robert Wareing03/12/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Jim Sillars05/12/1990Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Garrett06/12/1990Norwich SouthSigned
Audrey Wise22/04/1991PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned
Denzil Davies29/04/1991LlanelliSigned

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