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Information On Pit Closures

EDM number 861 in 1992-93, proposed by John Cummings on 17/11/1992.

That this House demands that the President of the Board of Trade make known the information given to him by British Coal that led to his statement that the 10 pits currently in the 90-day statutory consultation period are uneconomic and have no prospect of being so; is concerned that the 7,000 men who work at these 10 colliers, their families and the wider public need to know the evidence which has decided their fate; notes that both the President of the Board of Trade and the Prime Minister have stated that these 10 collieries are not to be considered in the Government's review of energy policy, yet there is considerable evidence that a number of these pits are economically viable; believes that a simple assertion of the collective non-profitability of these collieries is not a sufficient basis for a decision of such magnitude but that it is imperative that British Coal prove its case by making public information on production costs, forecasts, reserves, recent investment, development work and markets on a pit by pit basis; and asserts that, if the case against these pits is so strong that they are to close, this information can no longer be regarded as commercially sensitive.

This motion has been signed by a total of 66 MPs.

John Cummings17/11/1992EasingtonProposed
Dennis Skinner17/11/1992BolsoverSigned
Jimmy Hood17/11/1992ClydesdaleSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/11/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Bob Cryer17/11/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Bill Etherington17/11/1992Sunderland NorthSigned
Jack Thompson17/11/1992WansbeckSigned
Bill Michie18/11/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Austin Mitchell18/11/1992Great GrimsbySigned
Richard Burden18/11/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Michael Connarty18/11/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe18/11/1992LeighSigned
Jim Dowd18/11/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/11/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Evans18/11/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Nick Ainger18/11/1992PembrokeSigned
John Gunnell18/11/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Gerry Steinberg18/11/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Mike Watson18/11/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden18/11/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Colin Pickthall18/11/1992West LancashireSigned
Gordon Prentice18/11/1992PendleSigned
Peter Hardy18/11/1992WentworthSigned
John Heppell18/11/1992Nottingham EastSigned
Kevin Hughes18/11/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Roy Hughes18/11/1992Newport EastSigned
Helen Jackson18/11/1992Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Barry Jones18/11/1992Alyn & DeesideSigned
Lynne Jones18/11/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Terry Lewis18/11/1992WorsleySigned
Ken Livingstone18/11/1992Brent EastSigned
Keith Bradley19/11/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Clarke19/11/1992MidlothianSigned
Alan Milburn19/11/1992DarlingtonSigned
Alistair Darling19/11/1992Edinburgh CentralSigned
Terry Davis19/11/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Derek Enright19/11/1992HemsworthSigned
Win Griffiths19/11/1992BridgendSigned
Harry Barnes19/11/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Keith Vaz19/11/1992Leicester EastSigned
Bridget Prentice19/11/1992Lewisham EastSigned
Ian McCartney19/11/1992MakerfieldSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/11/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Eric Illsley19/11/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Simpson19/11/1992Nottingham SouthSigned
Nick Raynsford19/11/1992GreenwichSigned
Dawn Primarolo19/11/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Robert Parry19/11/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
David Hanson19/11/1992DelynSigned
Alan Meale19/11/1992MansfieldSigned
Janet Anderson20/11/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tony Banks20/11/1992Newham North WestSigned
John Battle23/11/1992Leeds WestSigned
Jean Corston23/11/1992Bristol EastSigned
Angela Eagle24/11/1992WallaseySigned
Ron Leighton25/11/1992Newham North EastSigned
Andrew Faulds25/11/1992Warley EastSigned
Roger Godsiff25/11/1992Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Llin Golding25/11/1992Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Martyn Jones30/11/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Hall30/11/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Allan Rogers02/12/1992RhonddaSigned
George Howarth03/12/1992Knowsley NorthSigned
Tommy Graham03/12/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Audrey Wise14/12/1992PrestonSigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned

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