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EDM number 1643 in 2001-02, proposed by Jane Griffiths on 16/07/2002.

That this House expresses concern that HFCs, the group of chemicals developed by the fluorochemical industry to replace CFCs, have on average 2,274 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, and that alternatives to HFCs which do not have a climate change impact, including hydrocarbons and ammonia, are available and in use throughout Europe; notes that the DETR's report, 'Climate Change: the UK Programme' states that 'HFCs should only be used where other safe, technically feasible, cost-effective and more environmentally acceptable alternatives do not exist... HFCs are not sustainable in the long term'; further notes that the EU Better Regulation Initiative launched recently in Seville, has given increased powers to the bodies responsible for setting standards for air conditioning and refrigeration, including the CEN and the BSI, which have an inbuilt majority from the HFC industry and that these bodies are proposing standards for an alternative to HFC refrigeration and air conditioning that would outlaw 80 per cent. of hydrocarbon air conditioning currently in use; and urges the Government to recognise the findings of the DTI's Swann Report on standardisation, which stated that 'it is important for Government to work against the danger of standards being used to create trade barriers' and to investigate the way in which it can ensure a balanced and appropriate representation on these standards committees.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

Jane Griffiths16/07/2002Reading EastLabourProposed
Tony Colman16/07/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Joan Walley16/07/2002Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Simon Thomas17/07/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Derek Wyatt17/07/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis17/07/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harold Best17/07/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/07/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson17/07/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin17/07/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Davis17/07/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Ann Cryer17/07/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/07/2002GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/07/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones17/07/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Vincent Cable17/07/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon17/07/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore17/07/2002HendonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/07/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge18/07/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett18/07/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths18/07/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Huw Edwards18/07/2002MonmouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/07/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley18/07/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Paul Holmes18/07/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell18/07/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara19/07/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Austin22/07/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Drew22/07/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Neil Gerrard22/07/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
Rob Marris23/07/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Paul Marsden23/07/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty23/07/2002Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale23/07/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Valerie Davey23/07/2002Bristol WestLabourSigned
Paul Flynn23/07/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Michael Weir23/07/2002AngusScottish National PartySigned
Betty Williams23/07/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Ian Davidson24/07/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Stunell24/07/2002Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George24/07/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean24/07/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham24/07/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/07/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Nick Harvey24/07/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton24/09/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington24/09/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Pete Wishart24/09/2002North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Malcolm Bruce15/10/2002GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White22/10/2002North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Bob Spink23/10/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Tony McWalter31/10/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Clarke05/11/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/11/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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