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Legacy Of Cockenzie Power Station

EDM number 1210 in 2012-13, proposed by Fiona O'Donnell on 18/03/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Electricity and Energy.

That this House notes the recent closure of Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian as part of a pre-agreed decommissioning programme with National Grid; acknowledges its huge contribution to the local economy and the UK's electricity output over its 45 years of operation, during which it powered on average approximately one million homes across the UK per year; commends the estimated 10,000 staff involved in its construction and operation over the station's lifetime, and welcomes the fact that many of its current approximately 100 staff will move to other power stations or business areas with Scottish Power; looks forward to the continued legacy of the site of Cockenzie Power Station on the Forth Estuary and East Lothian, including through recycling of parts of the plant as it is stripped and put to use in other stations, and also as part of its natural surroundings which is a diverse habitat of meadows, wetlands, woodland and a site of special scientific interest; further notes that there is already consent for a 1,000MW CCGT gas-fired power station on the site; and calls on the Government to provide the clarity sought by investors in the market to enable a decision on the site's future to be taken as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Fiona O'Donnell18/03/2013East LothianLabourProposed
Dennis Skinner18/03/2013BolsoverLabourSeconded
Tom Clarke18/03/2013Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Frank Doran18/03/2013Aberdeen NorthLabourSeconded
David Anderson18/03/2013BlaydonLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris18/03/2013EasingtonLabourSeconded
Tony Cunningham18/03/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
Anne Begg19/03/2013Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice19/03/2013LivingstonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/03/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy19/03/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma19/03/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jim McGovern19/03/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Mike Gapes19/03/2013Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin19/03/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale19/03/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
John Robertson19/03/2013Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan20/03/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
David Simpson20/03/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Flynn20/03/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram20/03/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Martin Caton21/03/2013GowerLabourSigned

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