House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
Statute of Limitation on Compensation Claims
EDM #990
Tabled 15 May 1990
1989-90 Session
That this House notes that section 15 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 imposes a 30-year limitation period on the bringing of claims for damages for personal injury and/or death caused by breach of duty on the part of a site licensee under that Act; notes too the report of Professor Martin Gardner which indicates that there may be a causal relationship between radiation doses received by Sellafield workers and the excess of leukaemias amongst their children; notes further that many such workers may have received part or all of their doses in the 1950s, that is, outside the 30-year limitation period; opines it inequitable that those workers and their children may be barred from seeking compensation by such statute; questions whether it is Her Majesty's Government's intention in relation to nuclear installations in which it has a controlling interest, or which it administers, to rely on such a statute of limitations in any litigation brought under the Act seeking compensation for death or genetic damage; and urges the Secretary of State for Energy to bring forward measures to amend the 1965 Act so as to extend the limitation period and so take account of recently gleaned epidemiological evidence.

Signatures (56)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Banks, Tony
Labour
17 May 1990
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
16 May 1990
Battle, John
Labour
15 May 1990
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
26 June 1990
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
16 May 1990
Buckley, George
Labour
15 May 1990
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
15 May 1990
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
15 May 1990
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
16 May 1990
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
15 May 1990
Cohen, Harry
Labour
23 May 1990
Cox, Tom
Labour
23 May 1990
Crowther, Stan
Labour
21 May 1990
Cryer, Bob
Labour
17 May 1990
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
16 May 1990
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
18 May 1990
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
14 June 1990
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
15 May 1990
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
22 May 1990
Fields, Terry
Labour
07 June 1990
Flannery, Martin
Labour
15 May 1990
Garrett, Edward
Labour
21 June 1990
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
15 May 1990
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
05 June 1990
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
16 May 1990
Hardy, Peter
Labour
21 May 1990
Hogg, Norman
Labour
15 May 1990
Hughes, John
Labour
15 May 1990
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
07 June 1990
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
05 June 1990
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
15 May 1990
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
06 June 1990
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
07 June 1990
Mahon, Alice
Labour
23 May 1990
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
16 May 1990
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
07 June 1990
McKay, Allen
Labour
17 May 1990
McKelvey, William
Labour
16 May 1990
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
15 May 1990
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
15 May 1990
Nellist, Mr Dave
Labour
18 May 1990
Patchett, Terry
Labour
07 June 1990
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
15 May 1990
Quin, Joyce
Labour
21 May 1990
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
16 May 1990
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 May 1990
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
24 May 1990
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
16 May 1990
Thompson, Jack
Labour
24 May 1990
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
22 May 1990
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion