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Protection Of Sea Birds From Tanker Discharges

EDM number 140 in 2013-14, proposed by Andrew George on 20/05/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Marine environment, Nature conservation, Pollution and Wildlife.

That this House shares the concern of wildlife and marine organisations about the impact of the recent discharge by chemical tankers of polyisobutylene (PIB) and the consequent death and stranding of thousands of sea birds on the coasts of Cornwall and Devon; recognises that this matter is difficult to police and that the process of achieving necessary alteration in the International Maritime Organisation's Prevention of Pollution Convention would take many years, if indeed it could be agreed; and therefore calls on the Government to work with British port authorities - the United Kingdom Major Ports Group and the British Ports Association - and its European counterparts to introduce an interim voluntary code of practice which would require tankers to declare at each port they enter that their excess PIBs will be handled by portside waste handling facilities and not discharged at sea.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Andrew George20/05/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Shannon21/05/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Meale21/05/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan21/05/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Graham Stringer21/05/2013Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Katy Clark21/05/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Martin Caton21/05/2013GowerLabourSigned
Linda Riordan21/05/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley21/05/2013Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/05/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon21/05/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Adrian Sanders21/05/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/06/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Albert Owen03/06/2013Ynys MLabourSigned
David Simpson04/06/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
David Ward04/06/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell04/06/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff04/06/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/06/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie04/06/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
William McCrea05/06/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Nick Harvey06/06/2013North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock06/06/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech11/06/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn17/06/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Naomi Long19/06/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
George Galloway26/06/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
David Crausby11/07/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson02/09/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams10/09/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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