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New Nuclear Build

EDM number 2204 in 2005-06, proposed by Joan Ruddock on 17/05/2006.

That this House believes that the argument for new nuclear build in the UK has not been made; notes that even with an accelerated planning system, new nuclear power stations could not contribute either to plugging the `energy gap' or to carbon reductions by 2020 when existing electricity generating capacity is run down and carbon emissions have to be curbed; further notes that existing electricity generation is provided by 40 per cent. gas, 33 per cent. coal, 19 per cent. nuclear and four per cent. renewables, that massive investment in new infrastructure is providing for a diversity of gas supply from many countries including Norway, with Russian gas only around one per cent. and that new clean coal technologies are now available; further notes that the supply of wind power is growing faster than predicted, and that in Germany wind power capacity is already equivalent to UK nuclear capacity; further believes that new nuclear build would be inconsistent with environmental sustainability, adding to the legacy of highly toxic nuclear waste and the huge public cost of decommissioning and storage; urges the Government to see the bigger picture in which electricity accounts for just 18 per cent. of total energy consumed and energy use by sector was last recorded as 36 per cent. transport, 30 per cent. domestic, 21 per cent. industry and 13 per cent. other; and further urges the Government to recognise the enormous potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by energy efficiency and conservation, greater use of combined heat and power, and rapid investment in the full range of renewable technologies, including microgeneration.

This motion has been signed by a total of 97 MPs.

Joan Ruddock17/05/2006Lewisham, DeptfordLabourProposed
Elliot Morley17/05/2006ScunthorpeLabourSeconded
Mark Lazarowicz17/05/2006Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSeconded
Alan Whitehead17/05/2006Southampton, TestLabourSeconded
Nia Griffith17/05/2006LlanelliLabourSeconded
Helen Goodman17/05/2006Bishop AucklandLabourSeconded
Julie Morgan17/05/2006Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Michael Meacher17/05/2006Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Peter Soulsby17/05/2006Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/05/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson18/05/2006Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore18/05/2006HendonLabourSigned
Paul Holmes18/05/2006ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor22/05/2006North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt22/05/2006Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing22/05/2006Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell22/05/2006Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff22/05/2006Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Paul Flynn22/05/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Durkan22/05/2006FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Harry Cohen22/05/2006Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/05/2006GowerLabourSigned
Vincent Cable22/05/2006TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Mullin22/05/2006Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
David Lepper22/05/2006Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/05/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones22/05/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson22/05/2006Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Colin Challen22/05/2006Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Norman Baker23/05/2006LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer23/05/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner23/05/2006Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Joan Walley23/05/2006Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Pete Wishart23/05/2006Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
John Leech23/05/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Emily Thornberry23/05/2006Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
Paul Rowen23/05/2006RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams23/05/2006CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George23/05/2006St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook23/05/2006Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham23/05/2006Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce23/05/2006GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed23/05/2006South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Clare Short23/05/2006Birmingham, LadywoodLabourSigned
Bob Russell23/05/2006ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Prentice23/05/2006PendleLabourSigned
Mark Hunter24/05/2006CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams24/05/2006Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Karen Buck24/05/2006Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson24/05/2006North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan24/05/2006HalifaxLabourSigned
Rudi Vis24/05/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Fisher24/05/2006Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Diane Abbott24/05/2006Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Ken Purchase24/05/2006Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/05/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Frank Doran24/05/2006Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean24/05/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Truswell25/05/2006PudseyLabourSigned
Lyn Brown25/05/2006West HamLabourSigned
John Hemming25/05/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Fabian Hamilton25/05/2006Leeds North EastLabourSigned
John Grogan25/05/2006SelbyLabourSigned
Clive Efford25/05/2006ElthamLabourSigned
David Chaytor25/05/2006Bury NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke25/05/2006Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey25/05/2006North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh25/05/2006Bradford WestLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell05/06/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Bill Etherington05/06/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett05/06/2006Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood05/06/2006Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross05/06/2006TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith06/06/2006Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Alan Reid07/06/2006Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer08/06/2006Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson08/06/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Roger Berry12/06/2006KingswoodLabourSigned
David Howarth12/06/2006CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore13/06/2006Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake14/06/2006Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner19/06/2006BolsoverLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott19/06/2006Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Clegg20/06/2006Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael21/06/2006Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Dawn Butler29/06/2006Brent SouthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley29/06/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lynne Featherstone03/07/2006Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes12/07/2006North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis19/07/2006Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams25/07/2006CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Jo Swinson25/07/2006East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price09/10/2006Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Chris McCafferty09/10/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Frank Dobson09/10/2006Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Martin Horwood09/10/2006CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland09/10/2006Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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