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Open Cast Coal Mining

EDM number 592 in 2000-01, proposed by Jon Trickett on 23/04/2001.

That this House notes the local opposition which often spontaneously arises in communities close to planning applications for open cast coal mining; acknowledges the local environmental, health and economic damage which such mining can cause; recalls the ease with which the Conservative Government enabled such planning applications to be approved at Secretary of State level in opposition to local wishes; remembers with pleasure the Labour Party's 10 point plan to give local communities the capacity successfully to oppose open casting; and congratulates the Government in implementing the substantive content of that plan, which has resulted in the refusal of consent to a massive and unwanted open cast site close to Crofton in the constituency of Hemsworth.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Jon Trickett23/04/2001HemsworthLabourProposed
Alan Simpson24/04/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham24/04/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
David Taylor24/04/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Wareing25/04/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Harold Best25/04/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Norman Godman25/04/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
John Cummings25/04/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Bill Michie25/04/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner25/04/2001BolsoverLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice25/04/2001PendleLabourSigned
David Hinchliffe26/04/2001WakefieldLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle26/04/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
Peter Bradley26/04/2001Wrekin, TheLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe27/04/2001LeighLabourSigned
Frank Cook27/04/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden27/04/2001Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Peter Pike30/04/2001BurnleyLabourSigned
Tony Colman30/04/2001PutneyLabourSigned
Tony Banks30/04/2001West HamLabourSigned
Mark Todd01/05/2001South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/05/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell01/05/2001Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon01/05/2001HalifaxLabourSigned
John Gunnell02/05/2001Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Tony Clarke02/05/2001Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours02/05/2001WorkingtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley02/05/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Janet Dean03/05/2001BurtonLabourSigned
John Austin03/05/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/05/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/05/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/05/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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