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Nuclear Test Veterans

EDM number 424 in 1993-94, proposed by Frank Cook on 24/01/1994.

That this House notes that the National Radiological Protection Board established 12 months ago a positive association between the incidence of leukaemia among nuclear workers and the radiation to which they were exposed despite the use in their work of protective clothing, safety screens and the most stringent safeguards; notes too that this link was established on the basis of 53 leukaemia deaths occurring in a sample of 95,000 employees although only 20 or 30 of those as a result of radiation; questions then why, in scrutinising records of service and mortality in just over 21,000 men and women who took part in the British Nuclear Test programme between October 1952 and October 1958, the National Radiological Protection Board denied a similar positive association, despite the evidence that more than 57 test veterans have died of leukaemia and myeloma to date, many of whom were exposed carelessly and deliberately to radiation without protection or safety provision of any kind; questions too why the National Radiological Protection Board insist on disregarding 19 of these cases that occurred after the most arbitrary cut off date of December 1990; registers astonishment that a national protection body so called should adopt so readily this self-imposed myopia; ponders what motive could possible justify such docile behaviour; and urges the Prime Minister, in order to resolve these matters fairly and expeditiously, to appoint a Minister directly responsible with the courage and candour of the Honourable Hazel O'Leary, Secretary of Energy in the United States Administration who has bravely disclosed details held secret for years of the manner in which an uncaring, nuclear industry has wilfully exposed unwitting victims.

This motion has been signed by a total of 86 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Frank Cook24/01/1994Stockton NorthProposed
Dennis Skinner24/01/1994BolsoverSigned
Bill Michie25/01/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Doug Hoyle25/01/1994Warrington NorthSigned
Alex Carlile25/01/1994MontgomerySigned
Tony Banks25/01/1994Newham North WestSigned
Llew Smith25/01/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Richard Burden25/01/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Terry Lewis25/01/1994WorsleySigned
Michael Connarty25/01/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Lynne Jones25/01/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Cummings25/01/1994EasingtonSigned
Mike Hall25/01/1994Warrington SouthSigned
William McKelvey25/01/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Paddy Tipping25/01/1994SherwoodSigned
Joan Walley25/01/1994Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Keith Bradley25/01/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Peter Hardy25/01/1994WentworthSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/01/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Eric Clarke25/01/1994MidlothianSigned
Glenda Jackson25/01/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Tom Cox25/01/1994TootingSigned
Greg Pope25/01/1994HyndburnSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe25/01/1994LeighSigned
Terry Davis25/01/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Gunnell25/01/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie25/01/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
John McAllion25/01/1994Dundee EastSigned
Janet Anderson25/01/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Alan Simpson25/01/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Harry Barnes25/01/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Alan Meale25/01/1994MansfieldSigned
Robert Parry25/01/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ernie Ross25/01/1994Dundee WestSigned
Alice Mahon25/01/1994HalifaxSigned
John Evans25/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
John Heppell26/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Ken Livingstone26/01/1994Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden26/01/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Edward O'Hara26/01/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/01/1994Islington NorthSigned
Ian Davidson26/01/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jim Dowd26/01/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Derek Enright26/01/1994HemsworthSigned
Paul Flynn26/01/1994Newport WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/01/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Jack Thompson26/01/1994WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner26/01/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Peter Pike27/01/1994BurnleySigned
Eric Illsley27/01/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Chris Mullin27/01/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
John Battle27/01/1994Leeds WestSigned
Keith Vaz27/01/1994Leicester EastSigned
Martin Redmond31/01/1994Don ValleySigned
Greville Janner31/01/1994Leicester WestSigned
Mike Watson31/01/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Win Griffiths01/02/1994BridgendSigned
Robert Litherland01/02/1994Manchester CentralSigned
David Hinchliffe01/02/1994WakefieldSigned
Neil Gerrard02/02/1994WalthamstowSigned
Harry Cohen02/02/1994LeytonSigned
Denzil Davies02/02/1994LlanelliSigned
Andrew Faulds02/02/1994Warley EastSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Alan Milburn02/02/1994DarlingtonSigned
Joan Ruddock02/02/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Bill Etherington03/02/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody03/02/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Tommy Graham03/02/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Norman Godman07/02/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Allan Rogers10/02/1994RhonddaSigned
David Clelland10/02/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Roy Beggs11/02/1994East AntrimSigned
Martyn Jones15/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Robert Wareing16/02/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Kim Howells23/02/1994PontypriddSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Audrey Wise29/03/1994PrestonSigned
Simon Hughes31/03/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Roger Godsiff18/04/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
John Garrett21/04/1994Norwich SouthSigned
George Galloway29/04/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Ron LeightonUnknownWithdrawn
Bob CryerUnknownWithdrawn

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