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Future Of North Sea Platforms

EDM number 1130 in 1994-95, proposed by Matthew Taylor on 16/05/1995.

That this House notes with concern the Government's decision to approve the dumping at sea of the Brent Spar offshore oil storage installation which is contaminated with toxic and radioactive waste; condemns the proposed policy of dumping further disused oil structures in the sea on a case by case basis; believes that the earlier Government and oil industry commitments to remove all such structures should be honoured; further believes that salvage and recycling work can be undertaken safely and is recommended by the International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association and that the complete salvage and recycling of the Brent Spar and other structures would create significant long term employment and makes economic sense; is concerned for the safety of fishing vessels, the protection of fisheries and that the dumping of North Sea platforms may conflict with the letter and spirit of international conventions to protect the marine environment, including the Geneva and OSPAR conventions; further notes the mounting international condemnation of the Government's decision; and calls on the Government to revoke the permission to dump the Brent Spar at least until after the United Kingdom's partners in Europe have had the opportunity to make their views known to Ministers at the North Sea Conference on 9th June.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Matthew Taylor16/05/1995TruroProposed
David Rendel16/05/1995NewburySigned
Nick Harvey16/05/1995North DevonSigned
Menzies Campbell16/05/1995Fife North EastSigned
David Steel16/05/1995Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Paul Tyler16/05/1995North CornwallSigned
Ken Livingstone17/05/1995Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden17/05/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/05/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Dowd18/05/1995Lewisham WestSigned
David Chidgey18/05/1995EastleighSigned
Russell Johnston18/05/1995Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Helen Jackson18/05/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Eric Illsley18/05/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Keith Hill18/05/1995StreathamSigned
Malcolm Bruce22/05/1995GordonSigned
Alex Carlile22/05/1995MontgomerySigned
John Heppell23/05/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Barry Jones23/05/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Don Foster23/05/1995BathSigned
Jim Wallace23/05/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe24/05/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Ray Michie25/05/1995Argyll & ButeSigned
Glenda Jackson06/06/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Roy Beggs07/06/1995East AntrimSigned
James Callaghan13/06/1995Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Anne Campbell15/06/1995CambridgeSigned
Simon Hughes19/07/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned

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