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Demand For Coal In UK

EDM number 1423 in 2017-19, proposed by Ronnie Campbell on 19/06/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Coal.

That this House notes that coal is a valuable mineral resource which is used for a variety of purposes including iron and steel manufacture, cement manufacture, coke manufacture, domestic heat generation, sugar production, food and beverage production, chemicals production, patent fuel manufacture, including smokeless briquettes, carbon fibre products manufacture and other uses, as well as electricity generation; further notes that over the last decade or so around nine million tonnes per annum of coal has been needed in the UK for non-electricity generation purposes; notes that if the UK does not produce its own coal it simply imports more from other countries such as Russia, the US, Colombia and Australia which produces more CO2 via its transportation than coal produced in the UK; and therefore calls on the Government to introduce measures that increase the production of high quality coal in the UK to keep jobs, skills, taxes and investment in the UK and cut down the CO2 associated with transporting coal from producers hundreds of miles away.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Ronnie Campbell19/06/2018Blyth ValleyLabourProposed
Jim Shannon20/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Michael Penning20/06/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins20/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner20/06/2018BolsoverLabourSeconded
Kevin Barron20/06/2018Rother ValleyLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon20/06/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham21/06/2018Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hill21/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer26/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson27/06/2018East AntrimDUPSigned
David Simpson04/07/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Girvan09/07/2018South AntrimDUPSigned
Ann Clwyd09/07/2018Cynon ValleyLabourSigned

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