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Safety In The UK Offshore Oil And Gas Industry

EDM number 1129 in 2010-12, proposed by Alex Cunningham on 02/12/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Oil, petrol and natural gas.

That this House applauds the work undertaken by offshore oil and gas workers in securing energy for UK homes and industry; believes there should be the best possible safety regime for those working in this dangerous and profitable sector; is deeply concerned that in the last reporting year there has been a 39 per cent. increase in major and significant hydrocarbon releases and a 67 per cent. increase in major injuries; is further concerned that the provisional data from the first ever Health and Safety Executive inspection of its kind has found almost 80 per cent. offshore installations inspected need to improve compliance with the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989; is alarmed that the industry's official Workforce Involvement Group has found that less than 30 per cent. of workers feel that they have had involvement in the safety case for offshore installations; notes that in response to the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico, EU Commissioners are calling for adoption of best practice of safety standards in Europe; and therefore calls on the Government to consider adopting Norwegian standards which provide far stronger standards for safety representatives, including greater worker involvement, training and enforcement powers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alex Cunningham02/12/2010Stockton NorthLabourProposed
Jim McGovern02/12/2010Dundee WestLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns02/12/2010GatesheadLabourSeconded
John McDonnell02/12/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale03/12/2010MansfieldLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas06/12/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Marsha Singh07/12/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/12/2010GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/12/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby07/12/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn08/12/2010JarrowLabourSigned
Ian Lavery08/12/2010WansbeckLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/12/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/12/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Jim Shannon08/12/2010StrangfordDUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd09/12/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Connarty09/12/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd13/12/2010Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Katy Clark13/12/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/12/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Adrian Sanders27/04/2011TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Cathy Jamieson21/06/2011Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned

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