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UK Offshore Oil Industry

EDM number 821 in 2014-15, proposed by Jim Sheridan on 25/02/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Industry and Oil, petrol and natural gas.

That this House notes the severity of the downturn in the UK's offshore oil industry resulting from the slump in oil prices; believes that short-term responses such as delay or cancellation of long-term projects, laying off workers, extending working hours, accelerating cost-cutting recruitment practices or changing terms and conditions without consultation will fail to mitigate the impacts on workers or the wider economy; further believes that reducing essential maintenance work would jeopardise infrastructure integrity and capacity, thousands of jobs, essential skills and future tax revenues from this vital sector; further believes that oil industry trade unions have a key role to play in government and industry initiatives, such as the Energy Jobs Taskforce, in ensuring that the views and interests of those working in the industry are taken fully into account; and calls on the Government at every level to work closely with employers, regulators, trade unions and elected representatives to support measures that preserve the sustainability of operations, jobs, skills and investment, as well as a robust safety regime in the North Sea.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Jim Sheridan25/02/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourProposed
Dennis Skinner25/02/2015BolsoverLabourSeconded
Geraint Davies25/02/2015Swansea WestLabourSeconded
Alan Meale25/02/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Michael Connarty25/02/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSeconded
Sandra Osborne25/02/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSeconded
Ian Davidson25/02/2015Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Michael Meacher25/02/2015Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly25/02/2015Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Katy Clark25/02/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Anne Begg25/02/2015Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Ian Lavery25/02/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Ian Mearns25/02/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Chris Williamson25/02/2015Derby NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice26/02/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
John Leech26/02/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley27/02/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Steve Rotheram27/02/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
George Howarth27/02/2015KnowsleyLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn02/03/2015JarrowLabourSigned
Graham Stringer03/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
John McDonnell03/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock03/03/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Frank Doran03/03/2015Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz04/03/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Liz McInnes04/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Anderson04/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma04/03/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham04/03/2015Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris04/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
David Crausby04/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff04/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mary Glindon04/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Pete Wishart05/03/2015Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Tony Cunningham05/03/2015WorkingtonLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy05/03/2015GlenrothesLabourSigned
Angus Robertson05/03/2015MorayScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir05/03/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford05/03/2015Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil05/03/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Jimmy Hood09/03/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
John Robertson09/03/2015Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Stewart Hosie09/03/2015Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Menzies Campbell10/03/2015North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz16/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Albert Owen18/03/2015Ynys MLabourSigned

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