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Naming Of Pieter Schelte Vessel

EDM number 749 in 2014-15, proposed by Grahame Morris on 02/02/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Shipping.

That this House notes that Shell UK Ltd has awarded the Swiss-based Allseas Group SA the contract for the removal, transportation and load-in to shore of the topsides of three of its Brent platforms that are situated on the UK Continental Shelf; further notes that Allseas will use its newest vessel the Pieter Schelte for the task; further notes that the vessel operates under a Panamanian flag of convenience and is named after the Company owner Edward Heerema's father who served as a Waffen SS officer and was jailed for war crimes at the end of the war; further notes that events were recently held throughout the UK to commemorate the Holocaust and crimes committed against humanity during the war; believes that communities throughout the UK will be outraged that a vessel named in honour of a Nazi officer is to be utilised in the North Sea; and calls on the UK and Scottish Governments to protest to Allseas Group SA and Shell UK Ltd with the demand that until such times as there is a change of name, this vessel does not operate.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Grahame Morris02/02/2015EasingtonLabourProposed
Bob Russell02/02/2015ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Liz McInnes03/02/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock03/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Graeme Morrice03/02/2015LivingstonLabourSeconded
John Hemming03/02/2015Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon04/02/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
David Ward04/02/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson05/02/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood09/02/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram10/02/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
George Mudie10/02/2015Leeds EastLabourSigned
Annette Brooke11/02/2015Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech11/02/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma11/02/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Ian Lavery11/02/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/02/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner12/02/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Michael Connarty10/03/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned

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