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BRITISH SHIPPING INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 397: tabled on 15 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 regrets the steady reduction in British registered and owned ships, and the cuts in the numbers of British officers and ratings employed, since the 1940s; welcomes the Government's decision to take seriously the problems of the industry, through the setting up of a Shipping Working Group, with shipping owners and unions working in partnership; welcomes the formulation of a realistic policy, including a tonnage tax, to halt this decline; and urges the Government to secure a future for the core workforce of British ratings for economic, social and strategic reasons, and to promote the use of British crews.

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.

Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2000
Isle of Wight
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2000
Workington
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Linlithgow
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Croydon Central
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Hendon
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2000
Southport
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2000
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
West Renfrewshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2000
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Hereford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Liverpool, Walton
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
South Thanet
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Derby North
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Ochil
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Ilford North
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Portsmouth North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Colchester
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Bolsover
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2000
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
West Bromwich East
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Doncaster Central

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.