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Pleasure Boats And Red Diesel

EDM number 693 in 2004-05, proposed by Alistair Carmichael on 08/02/2005.

That this House commends the Government for securing a derogation to the European Energy Products Directive which has enabled private recreational boat users to purchase red diesel; notes that this derogation will expire on 1st January 2007 but that the Government has yet to state whether it intends to seek an extension to it; further notes that unless recreational boat users are allowed to continue purchasing red diesel then the cost of their fuel will triple; further notes that it is already more expensive to own a boat in the UK than in many other EU countries due to the escalating mooring charges imposed by the Crown Estate Commissioners; further notes that there are an estimated 451,000 private pleasure boats in the UK and that the marine industry employs over 30,000 people in economically fragile coastal and inland waterways communities; further notes that a significant rise in the price of diesel for recreational boat users will constitute a direct threat to safety, through the increased use of petrol engines with all the associated risks, and through a fall in the availability of waterside diesel suitable for recreational craft; further notes, however, that pleasure boats use up only 0.05 per cent. of the diesel consumed in the UK; and therefore calls on the Government to pursue an extension of this derogation so that recreational boat users can continue to purchase red diesel at a lower rate of duty which will remain readily and widely available.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Alistair Carmichael08/02/2005Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratProposed
John Thurso08/02/2005Caithness, Sutherland & Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Knight09/02/2005East YorkshireConservativeSigned
Colin Breed09/02/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer09/02/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward Garnier09/02/2005HarboroughConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley09/02/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Bob Spink09/02/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Martin Salter10/02/2005Reading WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones10/02/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Murrison10/02/2005WestburyConservativeSigned
Andrew George10/02/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler10/02/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton10/02/2005CongletonConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan21/02/2005Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Betty Williams21/02/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/02/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock21/02/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Howard Flight21/02/2005Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Caroline Spelman21/02/2005MeridenConservativeSigned
Alan Meale22/02/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
David Amess22/02/2005Southend WestConservativeSigned
Hugo Swire22/02/2005East DevonConservativeSigned
John Randall23/02/2005UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Oliver Heald23/02/2005North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned
Anne McIntosh23/02/2005Vale of YorkConservativeSigned
Albert Owen23/02/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Nigel Evans23/02/2005Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Michael Weir23/02/2005AngusScottish National PartySigned
Andrew Selous24/02/2005South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell24/02/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Paul Marsden25/02/2005Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams25/02/2005Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Sayeed28/02/2005Mid BedfordshireIndependentSigned
David Maclean28/02/2005Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant28/02/2005LichfieldConservativeSigned
Philip Hammond28/02/2005Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned
Andrew Hunter01/03/2005BasingstokeDUPSigned
Julian Lewis01/03/2005New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Peter Duncan01/03/2005Galloway & Upper NithsdaleConservativeSigned
John Barrett01/03/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt01/03/2005Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Joan Walley02/03/2005Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Candy Atherton03/03/2005Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
James Paice08/03/2005South East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Angus Robertson10/03/2005MorayScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond10/03/2005Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Stephen O'Brien14/03/2005EddisburyConservativeSigned
Adrian Flook14/03/2005TauntonConservativeSigned
Patrick Mercer15/03/2005NewarkConservativeSigned
John Gummer17/03/2005Suffolk CoastalConservativeSigned
Gregory Barker17/03/2005Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell23/03/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
Charles Hendry23/03/2005WealdenConservativeSigned
Patrick McLoughlin23/03/2005West DerbyshireConservativeSigned
Derek Conway04/04/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Crispin Blunt04/04/2005ReigateConservativeSigned
Nigel Waterson04/04/2005EastbourneConservativeSigned
Eric Pickles05/04/2005Brentwood & OngarConservativeSigned

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