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Law Mining Company And BBC Frontline Scotland

EDM number 509 in 1996-97, proposed by Jim Hood on 11/02/1997.

That this House is concerned at the revelations reported by the BBC Frontline Scotland investigative team on the behaviour of a Lanarkshire Mining Company, Law Mining; notes the admission of the company's Managing Director that they employ private detectives to investigate the private lives of individuals who petition against their planning applications to develop opencast mining sites in Lanarkshire; finds such a practice to be alarming and infringing on peoples' democratic rights; notes that the Managing Director of Law Mining is a former Conservative Councillor and parliamentary candidate; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to investigate this company's conduct and report to Lord Nolan's Committee if honourable Members or other politicians are involved directly or indirectly in advising this company to behave in the manner described by the BBC Frontline programme.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Jimmy Hood11/02/1997ClydesdaleProposed
John Home Robertson11/02/1997East LothianSigned
William McKelvey11/02/1997Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Irene Adams11/02/1997Paisley NorthSigned
James Wray11/02/1997Glasgow ProvanSigned
Andrew Faulds12/02/1997Warley EastSigned
Harry Barnes12/02/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall12/02/1997Warrington SouthSigned
Norman Godman12/02/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bill Michie12/02/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John McAllion12/02/1997Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone12/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones12/02/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Peter Hardy12/02/1997WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner12/02/1997BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross12/02/1997Dundee WestSigned
Alice Mahon13/02/1997HalifaxSigned
Tony Banks13/02/1997Newham North WestSigned
Dennis Turner13/02/1997Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe14/02/1997LeighSigned
Eric Illsley18/02/1997Barnsley CentralSigned
Michael Clapham19/02/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jean Corston19/02/1997Bristol EastSigned
Alan Meale20/02/1997MansfieldSigned
Audrey Wise20/02/1997PrestonSigned
Eric Clarke20/02/1997MidlothianSigned
Ian Davidson20/02/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jack Thompson27/02/1997WansbeckSigned
Norman Hogg03/03/1997Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Robert Hughes03/03/1997Aberdeen NorthSigned
John Reid04/03/1997Motherwell NorthSigned
Rachel Squire04/03/1997Dunfermline WestSigned
Adam Ingram04/03/1997East KilbrideSigned
Jeremy Bray04/03/1997Motherwell SouthSigned
Sam Galbraith04/03/1997Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned
Lewis Moonie05/03/1997KirkcaldySigned
Tony Worthington05/03/1997Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Tommy Graham05/03/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martin O'Neill06/03/1997ClackmannanSigned
Helen Liddell10/03/1997Monklands EastSigned
Calum MacDonald10/03/1997Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Brian H Donohoe10/03/1997Cunninghame SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/03/1997Glasgow, PollokSigned
Maria Fyfe10/03/1997Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
John Maxton13/03/1997Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned

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