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Environmental Impact Of The Closure Of Easington And Vane Tempest Collieries

EDM number 1357 in 1992-93, proposed by Chris Mullin on 09/02/1993.

That this House notes with concern the report by Dr Paul Younger of the University of Newcastle on the Probable Environmental Impact of the Closure of Vane Tempest and Easington Collieries; notes in particular Dr Younger's assessment that a failure to continue pumping would result in catastrophic pollution of the River Wear; further notes that sections 88-9 of the Water Resources Act 1991 could be used to exempt British Coal from liability for the consequences of a cessation of pumping; and calls on the Government (a) to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that pumping continues regardless of the outcome of the review of pit closures and (b) to include the costs of continued pumping in its assessment of viability of pits in the Durham coalfield.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

Chris Mullin09/02/1993Sunderland SouthProposed
Giles Radice09/02/1993North DurhamSigned
Alan Milburn09/02/1993DarlingtonSigned
Roland Boyes09/02/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/02/1993Blyth ValleySigned
Michael Clapham09/02/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
John Cummings09/02/1993EasingtonSigned
Bill Etherington09/02/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Jim Dowd10/02/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1993WansbeckSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/02/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Derek Enright10/02/1993HemsworthSigned
John Evans10/02/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman10/02/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Gunnell10/02/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Janet Anderson10/02/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Harry Barnes10/02/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Steinberg10/02/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Michael Connarty10/02/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Michie10/02/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey10/02/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion10/02/1993Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone10/02/1993Brent EastSigned
John Heppell10/02/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy10/02/1993WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner10/02/1993BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross10/02/1993Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond10/02/1993Don ValleySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe10/02/1993LeighSigned
Colin Pickthall11/02/1993West LancashireSigned
Win Griffiths11/02/1993BridgendSigned
Keith Bradley11/02/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Lynne Jones11/02/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eric Illsley11/02/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Kevin Hughes11/02/1993Doncaster NorthSigned
Max Madden15/02/1993Bradford WestSigned
Norman Hogg15/02/1993Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Peter Pike16/02/1993BurnleySigned
Ian McCartney16/02/1993MakerfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden16/02/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Martyn Jones16/02/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Roy Hughes16/02/1993Newport EastSigned
Edward O'Hara17/02/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Stephen Byers17/02/1993WallsendSigned
Mark Fisher17/02/1993Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Alan Simpson18/02/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Keith Vaz18/02/1993Leicester EastSigned
Geoff Hoon19/02/1993AshfieldSigned
Tommy Graham25/02/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Allan Rogers04/03/1993RhonddaSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours04/03/1993WorkingtonSigned
Llew Smith05/03/1993Blaenau GwentSigned
George Howarth11/03/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Audrey Wise17/03/1993PrestonSigned
Frank Cook23/03/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Greg Pope31/03/1993HyndburnSigned

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