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BRITISH SHIPPING-CHARTING A NEW COURSE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 268: tabled on 03 February 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 101 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the publication of the DETR Paper 'British Shipping-Charting A New Course'; notes with concern the decline that UK merchant shipping has experienced in recent years; including steep reductions in the number of UK flagged ships and a decline in the pool of British seafarers; recognises the particular importance of shipping both for trade and national security and that shipping is an expanding global business; endorses the paper's emphasis on increasing skills, encouraging employment, and increasing the United Kingdom's attractiveness to shipping enterprises, including maritime London; urges the Government to build on the 33 policy measures mapped out in the paper to secure a strong future for this vital national asset and to continue the partnership between Government, shipping companies and the maritime trade unions; further notes that an appropriate fiscal environment is a key element in retaining a significant shipping sector; and calls on the Government to discuss fiscal options with the United Kingdom shipping industry in the pre-Budget consultation, including a full consideration of tonnage-based systems of corporation tax.

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.

Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Waveney
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Isle of Wight
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Dumfries
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 1999
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Falkirk West
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1999
Stockton North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Coventry South
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 1999
Ceredigion
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Linlithgow
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Liverpool, Garston
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Birkenhead
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 1999
St Ives
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 1999
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1999
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Wealden
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 1999
Ynys Môn
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1999
South Thanet
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1999
Epping Forest
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 February 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1999
Mid Worcestershire
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 23 February 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1999
Ochil
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Gravesham
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1999
Newbury
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 1999
Blaby
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 1999
Belfast East
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 1999
East Londonderry
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1999
Mid Bedfordshire
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Chatham and Aylesford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 1999
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
West Bromwich East
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Solihull
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
South Derbyshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1999
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Southampton, Test
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 March 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Preston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.