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Rio Tinto

EDM number 2431 in 2005-06, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 22/06/2006.

That this House expresses deep concern that a British company, Rio Tinto, benefits as a joint venture partner from the operations in West Papua of the US mining company, Freeport McMoran, while the Papuan people enjoy minimal benefits from the exploitation of their gold and copper; notes that in 2005 Freeport paid US$1.2 billion to the government of Indonesia while the World Bank reported that 38 per cent. of Papuans live in poverty; is concerned by reports of Indonesian military abuses in the vicinity of the mine and of payments by Freeport to military personnel; notes that calls by Papuans for the contract of work between Freeport and the Indonesian government to be revised, in consultation with the Papuan people, have been rejected; and calls on the Government to encourage Rio Tinto to press for renegotiation of the contract so that the interests of the Papuan people are taken fully into account.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn22/06/2006Islington NorthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley26/06/2006Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Taylor26/06/2006North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore26/06/2006HendonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins26/06/2006Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Robert Wareing26/06/2006Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSeconded
Angus MacNeil27/06/2006Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Jim Devine27/06/2006LivingstonLabourSigned
David Drew27/06/2006StroudLabourSigned
John Cummings27/06/2006EasingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones27/06/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/06/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tom Brake28/06/2006Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell28/06/2006Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Rob Marris29/06/2006Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell29/06/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Diane Abbott29/06/2006Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton03/07/2006GowerLabourSigned
Paul Rowen03/07/2006RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson03/07/2006BlaydonLabourSigned
Janet Dean03/07/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard04/07/2006WalthamstowLabourSigned
Harry Cohen05/07/2006Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Madeleine Moon05/07/2006BridgendLabourSigned
Ann Cryer06/07/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington06/07/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/07/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Betty Williams10/07/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty13/07/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
David Hamilton20/07/2006MidlothianLabourSigned
Hywel Williams25/07/2006CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Adam Price09/10/2006Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John Austin09/10/2006Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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