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Panorama And The Sea Empress Disaster

EDM number 566 in 1995-96, proposed by Paul Tyler on 04/03/1996.

That this House congratulates the BBC Panorama team on their programme, broadcast on 4th March, which exposed the dire consequences for the coastlines of South Wales, the Bristol Channel and the West Country of the six-day delay in refloating the 'Sea Empress'; expresses serious concern at the apparent failure to mobilise sufficient tug power to control, stabilise and move the tanker during this period, despite a series of offers; is dismayed that professional advice, based on local experience and expertise, was largely ignored; and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to reiterate his commitment to ensure a comprehensive and independent investigation of all these matters, while guaranteeing that the polluter will pay.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Paul Tyler04/03/1996North CornwallProposed
Calum MacDonald04/03/1996Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Jim Wallace04/03/1996Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Nick Ainger04/03/1996PembrokeSigned
Joan Ruddock05/03/1996Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Audrey Wise05/03/1996PrestonSigned
Joan Walley05/03/1996Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Paddy Tipping05/03/1996SherwoodSigned
Harry Barnes05/03/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman05/03/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/1996Islington NorthSigned
Michael Connarty05/03/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke05/03/1996MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale05/03/1996MansfieldSigned
Alice Mahon05/03/1996HalifaxSigned
Ken Livingstone05/03/1996Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones05/03/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Jon Owen Jones05/03/1996Cardiff CentralSigned
Peter Hardy05/03/1996WentworthSigned
Robert Wareing06/03/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Mike Hall06/03/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Paul Flynn06/03/1996Newport WestSigned
John Evans06/03/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Jean Corston06/03/1996Bristol EastSigned
Keith Bradley06/03/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey06/03/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion06/03/1996Dundee EastSigned
Elfyn Llwyd06/03/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Roy Hughes06/03/1996Newport EastSigned
Ernie Ross06/03/1996Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall06/03/1996West LancashireSigned
Bill Michie06/03/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Pike07/03/1996BurnleySigned
Donald Anderson07/03/1996Swansea EastSigned
Hugh Bayley07/03/1996York, City ofSigned
Alan Williams07/03/1996Swansea WestSigned
Alan Wynne Williams07/03/1996CarmarthenSigned
Rachel Squire08/03/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
Tony Banks11/03/1996Newham North WestSigned
John Heppell12/03/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Martyn Jones12/03/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Eddie Loyden12/03/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Michael Clapham12/03/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
James Callaghan13/03/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Dafydd Wigley13/03/1996CaernarfonSigned
Tom Cox14/03/1996TootingSigned
Tommy Graham19/03/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Nick Harvey21/03/1996North DevonSigned
Win Griffiths21/03/1996BridgendSigned
Paul Murphy27/03/1996TorfaenSigned
John Gunnell27/03/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Nigel Jones21/05/1996CheltenhamSigned

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