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Coal Pit Closures And Energy Investment

EDM number 613 in 1992-93, proposed by Llew Smith on 20/10/1992.

That this House condemns, without reservation or qualification, the Government announcement of its pit closure programme which throws tens of thousands out of work; deplores the long-term mismanagement of the fuel supply industries, in particular the coal industry, by this Government; notes that in a parliamentary reply on 4th December last year the Government admitted that in the period 1979 to 1991-92, it spent only ú37.8 million on development of coal technology, compared to a vast ú2,160.3 million on nuclear energy over the same period; believes such distorted and disproportionate investment bias in support of nuclear energy is unwarranted and unbalancing for a sensible energy policy; recalls that the ú2,800 million Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at BNFL's Sellafield site is due to open early next year and that the Environment Committee called for a full review of the financial consequences of opening the plant in paragraph 216 of its first report (session 1985-86) HC-191 on radioactive waste; recognise that additional subsidies for the nuclear industry will be required to support nuclear waste and decommissioning if Thorp opens; and therefore demands the Government review its policy to open Thorp.

This motion has been signed by a total of 80 MPs.

Llew Smith20/10/1992Blaenau GwentProposed
David Hanson20/10/1992DelynSigned
David Winnick20/10/1992Walsall NorthSigned
Jimmy Boyce20/10/1992RotherhamSigned
Joe Benton20/10/1992BootleSigned
Nick Ainger20/10/1992PembrokeSigned
Paul Flynn20/10/1992Newport WestSigned
Mark Fisher20/10/1992Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Jane Kennedy20/10/1992Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Martyn Jones20/10/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Jon Owen Jones20/10/1992Cardiff CentralSigned
Rachel Squire20/10/1992Dunfermline WestSigned
Dennis Skinner20/10/1992BolsoverSigned
Greg Pope20/10/1992HyndburnSigned
Malcolm Chisholm21/10/1992Edinburgh LeithSigned
Gerry Steinberg21/10/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths21/10/1992BridgendSigned
John Evans21/10/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie21/10/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Dowd21/10/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Bob Cryer21/10/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Tom Cox21/10/1992TootingSigned
Jean Corston21/10/1992Bristol EastSigned
Frank Cook21/10/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Cohen21/10/1992LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty21/10/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Edward O'Hara21/10/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Alice Mahon21/10/1992HalifaxSigned
Andrew MacKinlay21/10/1992ThurrockSigned
Ken Livingstone21/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Joan Lestor21/10/1992EcclesSigned
Roy Hughes21/10/1992Newport EastSigned
Martin Redmond21/10/1992Don ValleySigned
Max Madden21/10/1992Bradford WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe22/10/1992LeighSigned
Terry Davis22/10/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Maria Fyfe22/10/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Norman Godman22/10/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Peter Hain22/10/1992NeathSigned
Mike Hall22/10/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Harry Barnes22/10/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Bermingham22/10/1992St Helens SouthSigned
Jack Thompson22/10/1992WansbeckSigned
Alan Meale22/10/1992MansfieldSigned
Keith Bradley22/10/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Chris Mullin22/10/1992Sunderland SouthSigned
Bill Michie22/10/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Terry Lewis22/10/1992WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones22/10/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eric Illsley22/10/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
David Hinchliffe22/10/1992WakefieldSigned
Peter Hardy22/10/1992WentworthSigned
Joyce Quin22/10/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Michael Clapham22/10/1992Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Dawn Primarolo23/10/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Bridget Prentice26/10/1992Lewisham EastSigned
Jeff Rooker26/10/1992Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Denzil Davies26/10/1992LlanelliSigned
Derek Enright26/10/1992HemsworthSigned
Janet Anderson26/10/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
James Wray27/10/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Mike Watson27/10/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Stephen Byers27/10/1992WallsendSigned
Kevin Barron27/10/1992Rother ValleySigned
George Galloway27/10/1992Glasgow HillheadSigned
John Cummings27/10/1992EasingtonSigned
David Clelland27/10/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Anne Campbell27/10/1992CambridgeSigned
Ian McCartney27/10/1992MakerfieldSigned
Eric Martlew27/10/1992CarlisleSigned
Tony Lloyd28/10/1992StretfordSigned
Eddie Loyden28/10/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Roland Boyes28/10/1992Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Llin Golding28/10/1992Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
John Garrett29/10/1992Norwich SouthSigned
Alex Carlile02/11/1992MontgomerySigned
Andrew Faulds02/11/1992Warley EastSigned
Robert Wareing02/11/1992Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Audrey Wise11/11/1992PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham17/11/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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