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Employer Liability Insurance

EDM number 1629 in 2001-02, proposed by Adam Price on 15/07/2002.

That this House notes with concern the increasing difficulty in securing employer liability insurance currently affecting companies in a wide range of high-risk sectors including mining and quarrying, rail maintenance, construction and children's homes, as insurers, including Lloyd's syndicates, refuse to renew policies or charge huge increases; further notes that, due to its compulsory nature, companies unable to place insurance are being forced to close; believes that the collapse in the employer liability insurance market, and the related crisis in public liability insurance, requires an urgent government response; recommends as an emergency measure that the Government becomes an insurer of the last resort for mandatory cover using the Contingency Reserve of the Consolidated Fund; urges the Government to announce a comprehensive review of cartel-like behaviour and profit-premium ratios in the insurance sector with a view to ensuring reasonable insurance cover is available in the medium term; and calls on the industry itself to price its policies rationally and to recognise its responsibility to its customers and to the wider community.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Adam Price15/07/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Elfyn Llwyd15/07/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Harry Barnes15/07/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Martin Smyth16/07/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Lynne Jones16/07/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Terry Lewis16/07/2002WorsleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer16/07/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
David Hamilton16/07/2002MidlothianLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey16/07/2002West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Thomas16/07/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew Dismore17/07/2002HendonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis17/07/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harold Best17/07/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Ian Gibson17/07/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing17/07/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Jim Dobbin17/07/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/07/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/07/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley18/07/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Win Griffiths18/07/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara19/07/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Roy Beggs19/07/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Tony Colman19/07/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd22/07/2002Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Jim Cousins22/07/2002Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins23/07/2002TamworthLabourSigned
Rob Marris23/07/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale23/07/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
David Drew23/07/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Clapham24/07/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Joan Walley24/07/2002Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Jon Trickett24/07/2002HemsworthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis24/07/2002Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Janet Dean24/07/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson24/07/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nick Harvey24/07/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington24/09/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Roger Williams24/09/2002Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony McWalter31/10/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McDonnell07/11/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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