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ASBESTOS VICTIMS AND CHESTER STREET INSURANCE HOLDINGS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 524: tabled on 03 April 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 114 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates Clydebank Asbestos Group on its highly successful rally on 31st March for victims of asbestos-related diseases deprived of compensation by the actions of Chester Street Insurance Holdings; thanks the Australian trade unions in Melbourne for organising a rally for 2000 people in solidarity; condemns the directors of Chester Street for causing the bankruptcy of Chester Street; notes that the Chief Executive of Chester Street, Mr Robert Hardy, organised the sale of Iron Trades to the Australian company QBE for less than its assessed value; notes that he then became its Chief Executive in QBE; notes QBE's soaring profits; condemns him for taking more than ú1 million for this work from Chester Street and Iron Trades; criticises the Financial Services Authority for damaging the interests of the victims of asbestos-related disease by approving the sale of Iron Trades; calls on the Association of British Insurers to raise a levy on the industry to compensate those who have been damaged by Chester Street's actions; welcomes the statement by the Secretary of State for Scotland that the Government will face up to its responsibilities too and that its first priority has to be the sick and dying; calls on the insurance industry, employers and the Government to ensure that any asbestos disease sufferer will be fully compensated for the collapse of Chester Street; and calls on the Government to commission a full, independent inquiry into the conduct of Chester Street Insurance Holdings.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2001
East Antrim
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Leeds Central
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Bootle
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Leeds North West
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2001
Isle of Wight
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Dumfries
Browne, Des
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 April 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2001
Perth
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2001
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Cunninghame South
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 May 2001
Moray
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2001
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2001
Bath
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Ilford South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2001
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2001
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
West Renfrewshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2001
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Wirral West
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2001
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Clwyd South
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Houghton and Washington East
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Liverpool, Walton
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Bethnal Green and Bow
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 May 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Western Isles
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Halifax
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2001
South Antrim
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Dumbarton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2001
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Crawley
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Ochil
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Burnley
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 May 2001
East Londonderry
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Motherwell and Wishaw
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2001
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Bolsover
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
West Bromwich East
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2001
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 April 2001
North Tayside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Stockton South
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2001
South Derbyshire
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Wigan
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2001
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2001
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ASBESTOS VICTIMS AND CHESTER STREET INSURANCE HOLDINGS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'at the earliest possible date.'.
Labour, Stockton North
1
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EDM 524A1: tabled on 4 April 2001