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EDM number 1839 in 2007-08, proposed by David Taylor on 19/06/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Financial services.

That this House is alarmed by the Government's proposal to abolish the requirement on employers to retain employers' liability compulsory insurance for 40 years; acknowledges that the existing law is poorly enforced; notes that the Government intend to introduce a statutory instrument before the summer recess to achieve this reform to employment and insurance law; recognises the significant distress of mesothelioma sufferers and their families who have been awarded industrial injury damages in court but cannot trace their former employers' insurers; believes that this inability to trace the insurers of employers whose workers were exposed to fatal asbestos dust as part of their work illustrates the need for insurance law to be strengthened, not weakened; further believes that the Department for Work and Pensions' solution will absolve employers and their insurers from responsibility for future victims of industrial illnesses like mesothelioma who are diagnosed with a fatal industrial illness many years after exposure; and calls upon the Government not to introduce this statutory instrument to withdraw and to consult the public further on this matter.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

David Taylor19/06/2008North West LeicestershireLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley19/06/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/06/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Brian Iddon23/06/2008Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Bob Laxton23/06/2008Derby NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell23/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Peter Kilfoyle24/06/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/06/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
David Drew24/06/2008StroudLabourSigned
Mark Durkan24/06/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Neil Gerrard24/06/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Ian Gibson24/06/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing24/06/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Paul Holmes25/06/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
John Battle25/06/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/06/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/06/2008GowerLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/06/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley26/06/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Michael Clapham26/06/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Heyes30/06/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
George Howarth30/06/2008Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSigned
John Cummings30/06/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock30/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams30/06/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara01/07/2008Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Jim Devine01/07/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Frank Cook01/07/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Paddy Tipping01/07/2008SherwoodLabourSigned
Alan Simpson02/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty02/07/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Louise Ellman02/07/2008Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis02/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Martin Salter03/07/2008Reading WestLabourSigned
Dari Taylor03/07/2008Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Desmond Turner03/07/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley07/07/2008City of YorkLabourSigned
Chris Mullin07/07/2008Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Jim Cousins08/07/2008Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Harry Cohen09/07/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
John Leech09/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas14/07/2008CrosbyLabourSigned
Katy Clark14/07/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Russell Brown15/07/2008Dumfries and GallowayLabourSigned
Roger Williams15/07/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian H Donohoe21/07/2008Central AyrshireLabourSigned
Richard Burden22/07/2008Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle08/10/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
David Heath16/10/2008Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned

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