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Offshore Windfarms In Scottish Waters

EDM number 589 in 2004-05, proposed by Harold Best on 25/01/2005.

That this House welcomes the development of wind farms as a means of generating greener electrical energy; acknowledges that some of the best locations for such wind farms are off the beautiful north west coast of Scotland;notes that one such wind farm proposes to transmit energy via a sub-sea cable across the Minch to Ardmair Bay just north of Ullapool; regrets that this otherwise admirable and necessary concern for the greener generation of electrical energy would be marred by a proposal to construct miles of pylons across large areas of unbridled natural beauty; and therefore calls for accurate costing of sub-sea cabling and on-shore undergrounding to be carried out, despite this not meeting Ofgem's prerequisite of the cheapest route being the only route, because the use of pylons would mar the natural beauty of one of Scotland's and Great Britain's most precious green open spaces for many generations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Harold Best25/01/2005Leeds North WestLabourProposed
Lynne Jones26/01/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell26/01/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/01/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/01/2005GowerLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/01/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis26/01/2005Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
David Crausby27/01/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Iris Robinson31/01/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Mike Hancock31/01/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes01/02/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs01/02/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
Bill Etherington01/02/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch02/02/2005HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris02/02/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/02/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara02/02/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/2005Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Rudi Vis02/02/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/02/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned

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