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Herald Of Free Enterprise Disaster And Ferry Safety

EDM number 601 in 1996-97, proposed by Paul Flynn on 04/03/1997.

That this House condemns the failure of the British shipping industry to remedy the inherent instability of roll-on roll-off ferries; is astonished that 10 years after the 'Herald of Free Enterprise' disaster, the Marine Safety Agency is not aware of any British vessel that has implemented the safety measures agreed at Stockholm; notes that five vessels only may be improved by 1998 and that 60 ferries, 60 per cent. of those using British ports, will not meet these basic requirements until October 2002; and calls for an accelerated programme which will employ the far superior safety devices already fitted to Norwegian ships.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Paul Flynn04/03/1997Newport WestProposed
Gerry Sutcliffe04/03/1997Bradford SouthSigned
Ian Davidson05/03/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Harry Barnes05/03/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall05/03/1997Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell05/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Norman Godman05/03/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans05/03/1997St Helens NorthSigned
Terry Davis05/03/1997Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/03/1997LeighSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Robin Corbett05/03/1997Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Michael Connarty05/03/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke05/03/1997MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale05/03/1997MansfieldSigned
Andrew MacKinlay05/03/1997ThurrockSigned
Ken Livingstone05/03/1997Brent EastSigned
Keith Hill05/03/1997StreathamSigned
Dennis Skinner05/03/1997BolsoverSigned
Lynne Jones06/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
David Winnick06/03/1997Walsall NorthSigned
Hugh Bayley06/03/1997York, City ofSigned
Bill Etherington06/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Angela Eagle06/03/1997WallaseySigned
Alice Mahon06/03/1997HalifaxSigned
Joan Lestor06/03/1997EcclesSigned
Brian Jenkins06/03/1997Staffordshire South EastSigned
Bridget Prentice06/03/1997Lewisham EastSigned
Kevin McNamara06/03/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Rachel Squire10/03/1997Dunfermline WestSigned
Tony Banks10/03/1997Newham North WestSigned
Joe Benton11/03/1997BootleSigned
Keith Bradley11/03/1997Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Robert Hughes11/03/1997Aberdeen NorthSigned
Mike Watson12/03/1997Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Williams12/03/1997Swansea WestSigned
Eric Illsley13/03/1997Barnsley CentralSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody13/03/1997Crewe & NantwichSigned
John Heppell18/03/1997Nottingham EastSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Win Griffiths20/03/1997BridgendSigned

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