Parliament Website

Cardiff Bay And Ec Wild Birds Directive

EDM number 1039 in 1993-94, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 18/04/1994.

That this House welcomes the revelations in the letter from the European Environment Commissioner to the Secretary of State for Environment dated 21st January that the proposed construction of the Cardiff Bay Barrage is unacceptable in light of the 1979 EC Wild Birds Directive; notes that this leaked letter reveals the Government's motive for refusing to publish the contents of the letter despite a request from the honourable Member for Cardiff West on 1st March, Official Report, column 643; accuses the Government of covering up the contents of the letter which clearly states that construction of the bay barrage would destroy the habitat of wild birds, protected by the Directive; notes that the European Commissioner views the Government's compensation measures required under the Directive as inadequate to deal with the loss of habitat; and calls on the Government now to publish the remainder of this vital exchange of communication between the Department of Environment and the EU Environment Directorate so that those people directly affected in Cardiff by the barrage proposals and the Balfour Beatty Costain construction consortium can be given an honest appraisal of the legality of the proposal.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan18/04/1994Cardiff WestProposed
Lynne Jones19/04/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone19/04/1994Brent EastSigned
Michael Clapham19/04/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Michael Connarty19/04/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Jim Dowd19/04/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Tony Banks19/04/1994Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes19/04/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Paddy Tipping19/04/1994SherwoodSigned
John McAllion20/04/1994Dundee EastSigned
Audrey Wise20/04/1994PrestonSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/04/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Andrew Faulds20/04/1994Warley EastSigned
John Evans20/04/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/04/1994Blyth ValleySigned
William McKelvey20/04/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alice Mahon20/04/1994HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden20/04/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Heppell20/04/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Ernie Ross20/04/1994Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall20/04/1994West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike21/04/1994BurnleySigned
Derek Enright21/04/1994HemsworthSigned
Tommy Graham21/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Gunnell21/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Hall21/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Harry Cohen25/04/1994LeytonSigned
Win Griffiths28/04/1994BridgendSigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1994RhonddaSigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.