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Nuclear Power Station And Terrorist Threats

EDM number 847 in 2010-12, proposed by Paul Flynn on 18/10/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Nuclear power and Terrorism.

That this House notes that the new National Security Strategy, published by the Government on 18 October 2010, identifies the international terrorist threat as the number one priority risk to the UK; further notes that a particular threat that could arise from deliberate terrorist action is identified as a major release of radioactive material from a civil nuclear power site within the UK which affects one or more regions; further notes that on 18 October 2010 the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change also issued a Written Ministerial Statement in support of new nuclear power plant construction in the United Kingdom that made no reference to the terrorist threat and the severe impact on human health, environmental contamination, and economic dislocation that would arise from any such malevolent terrorist action; believes that such short-sighted decisions by the Secretary of State demonstrates minimally a failure of proper joined-up Government by ministers; and calls on the Government to make a proper, credible and transparent security assessment of any new nuclear programme before bringing any national nuclear policy statement to this House for designation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Paul Flynn18/10/2010Newport WestLabourProposed
Mark Durkan18/10/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas18/10/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Mike Hancock19/10/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martin Caton19/10/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders19/10/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/10/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/10/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Keith Vaz20/10/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd20/10/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
David Simpson20/10/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie20/10/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dennis Skinner21/10/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell21/10/2010Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin21/10/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/10/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/10/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley28/10/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Virendra Sharma01/11/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/11/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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