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RIO TINTO PLC: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 91: tabled on 12 December 2000

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 is deeply disturbed to learn of the class action complaint filed in the USA courts, in respect of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, accusing London-based Rio Tinto, the mining conglomerate, that in operating its Panguna Copper Mine, the most productive in the world, it treated the indigenous people as inferior and expendable, through apartheid, racial discrimination and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, constituting gross violation of their human rights, that Rio Tinto destroyed Bougainville's forests, fauna and river systems, generating billions of tons of toxic waste, killing animal and plant life, turning vast, fertile areas into a toxic, barren wasteland, that Rio Tinto chemically defoliated, bulldozed and sluiced of an entire mountainside of rainforest and that Rio Tinto caused serious illness and death to the people; demands that Rio Tinto accept its responsibility to pay compensation; and urges Her Majesty's Government to institute a full public inquiry and to report back to this House.

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.

Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Romford
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Barnsley Central
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Ealing, Southall
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Bolsover
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Eccles
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Conwy
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Doncaster Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.