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EDM number 360 in 2005-06, proposed by Jim Dobbin on 20/06/2005.

That this House is concerned that wholesale forward gas prices in the UK continue to rise and for 2005-06 are around 80 per cent. higher than in continental Europe; notes that, whilst the UK is the world's fourth largest producer of natural gas, its industrial consumers pay the highest price in Europe for gas supplies; understands that UK energy-intensive industrial users are at a serious competitive disadvantage and the long term viability of tens of thousands of jobs across UK manufacturing is in doubt; notes the recent Trade and Industry Select Committee inquiry forecasts that prices will remain high over the next two years and that the UK market will continue to malfunction while operating alongside the less liberalised European markets; is aware of the recent Transco Winter Outlook report published by Ofgem that highlighted the uncertainty around the availability of gas imports through existing and new facilities, which is driving further price increases; and calls upon the Government to take immediate steps to restore a viable UK forward market in gas and to ensure that industrial consumers operate on a level playing field within Europe.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs.

Jim Dobbin20/06/2005Heywood and MiddletonLabourProposed
Nigel Evans20/06/2005Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
John Grogan20/06/2005SelbyLabourSeconded
Bob Russell20/06/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Spink21/06/2005Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Frank Cook21/06/2005Stockton NorthLabourSeconded
Brian Iddon21/06/2005Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell21/06/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
David Taylor21/06/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds22/06/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Nicholas Winterton22/06/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Jeff Ennis22/06/2005Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore22/06/2005HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/06/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/06/2005GowerLabourSigned
Vincent Cable22/06/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen22/06/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Lady Hermon22/06/2005North DownUUPSigned
Iris Robinson22/06/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Marsha Singh23/06/2005Bradford WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle23/06/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed23/06/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh27/06/2005SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew27/06/2005StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock27/06/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins28/06/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Janet Dean28/06/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood29/06/2005Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/06/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Roger Williams30/06/2005Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson30/06/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Bill Olner04/07/2005NuneatonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/07/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Brian H Donohoe04/07/2005Central AyrshireLabourSigned
Betty Williams04/07/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt04/07/2005Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Michael Connarty05/07/2005Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
David Crausby05/07/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Barrett05/07/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heyes06/07/2005Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
John Horam06/07/2005OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Edward O'Hara06/07/2005Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Colin Burgon06/07/2005ElmetLabourSigned
Michael Clapham07/07/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Hamilton07/07/2005MidlothianLabourSigned
Norman Lamb07/07/2005North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Lloyd11/07/2005Manchester CentralLabourSigned
David Borrow11/07/2005South RibbleLabourSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Paul Truswell12/07/2005PudseyLabourSigned
Ian Austin12/07/2005Dudley NorthLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar14/07/2005Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington14/07/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne19/07/2005Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
John Austin19/07/2005Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Marshall20/07/2005Glasgow EastLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross21/07/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn10/10/2005JarrowLabourSigned
Mark Williams11/10/2005CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Austin Mitchell25/10/2005Great GrimsbyLabourSigned

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