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Award To Mv Derbyshire Family Association

EDM number 1467 in 2003-04, proposed by Brian Iddon on 06/07/2004.

That this House notes the award of the Marine Society's prestigious Thomas Gray Silver Medal to the Derbyshire Family Association (DFA) in honour of their tireless campaign to improve the safety of bulk carriers following the loss of MV Derbyshire in 1980; congratulates Paul Lambert and all members of the DFA, together with all those who gave them technical and moral support, for their hard fought campaign through which the master and crew of MV Derbyshire were cleared by the 1998 inquiry of any blame for the disaster; notes however with regret that bulk carriers continue to sink at an alarming rate; deplores therefore the decision of delegates at the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organisation by a vote of 32 to 22 with 15 abstentions to drop the proposed regulations requiring bulk carriers of over 150 metres built after 2007 to be constructed to an approved double-side skin design; endorses the view of the General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation that this is a kick in the teeth for seafarers and a betrayal of all those who have died in bulk carriers; and urges Her Majesty's Government to do everything in its power to have this decision reversed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Brian Iddon06/07/2004Bolton South EastLabourProposed
Joe Benton06/07/2004BootleLabourSigned
Tony Banks06/07/2004West HamLabourSigned
Louise Ellman06/07/2004Liverpool, RiversideLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jim Dobbin06/07/2004Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Clapham06/07/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara06/07/2004Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle06/07/2004Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner06/07/2004BolsoverLabourSigned
Ken Purchase06/07/2004Wolverhampton North EastLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Robert Wareing07/07/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes07/07/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/07/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore07/07/2004HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer07/07/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/07/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alice Mahon07/07/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Robert Key07/07/2004SalisburyConservativeSigned
Lynne Jones07/07/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson07/07/2004Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Martin Smyth07/07/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Rudi Vis08/07/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Tyler08/07/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley08/07/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/07/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/07/2004East LondonderryDUPSigned
Alan Meale08/07/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Greg Pope08/07/2004HyndburnLabourSigned
Paul Keetch12/07/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Lazarowicz12/07/2004Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeff Ennis12/07/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Betty Williams12/07/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Hywel Williams13/07/2004CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Roy Beggs13/07/2004East AntrimUUPSigned
John Battle13/07/2004Leeds WestLabourSigned
Vincent Cable13/07/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Pike13/07/2004BurnleyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis14/07/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds14/07/2004Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd14/07/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Terry Lewis14/07/2004WorsleyLabourSigned
Alan Hurst14/07/2004BraintreeLabourSigned
Eric Illsley15/07/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Win Griffiths15/07/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Harold Best15/07/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington16/07/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson16/07/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle19/07/2004ChorleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones20/07/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake20/07/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White20/07/2004North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell22/07/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned

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