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Vedanta Resources Plc

EDM number 552 in 2010-12, proposed by Hywel Williams on 20/07/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Asia and Companies.

That this House notes the unethical practices of Indian-owned Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries, including the destruction of the homes, culture and livelihood of the Kond Adivasi tribal people and the devastating environmental impact of the companies' activities; welcomes recently announced investigations by the Indian Minister of Environment and Forests and the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of Odisha into the rights of the Dongria Kondh affected by plans for a bauxite mine; recognises and supports the rights of indigenous peoples and tribal groups; welcomes the decision of Dutch pensions firm PGGM to sell its shares in the company because Vedanta has made `insufficient improvements with regard to human rights and the environment'; further notes that Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries are on the Norwegian government's list of banned companies and that the Church of England, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Marlborough Ethical Fund and Millfield House Foundation have sold their shares in the company; and believes that plans for mining on sacred land should be ended forthwith.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Hywel Williams20/07/2010ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Elfyn Llwyd20/07/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards20/07/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martin Caton21/07/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn21/07/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John Leech22/07/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Flynn22/07/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
David Anderson22/07/2010BlaydonLabourSigned
David Hamilton06/09/2010MidlothianLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell07/09/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mark Williams15/09/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Julian Huppert11/10/2010CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned

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