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NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1237: tabled on 02 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 notes that the North Sea oil and gas industry supports six per cent. of the Scottish workforce and as such is vital to the Scottish economy; recognises that Scotland is competing against other potential investments around the world; acknowledges a marked 55 per cent. decline in exploration and appraisal since 1996; expresses its concern that the Chancellor announced a 10 per cent. supplementary charge on North Sea profits without any public economic impact assessment or formal industry consultation; further notes that it contradicts the Chancellor's own policy of consultation for the Government to usher in changes to policies without public consultation; and calls on the Government to delay any changes to the fiscal regime until a full economic impact assessment can be conducted which looks at the current and future likely effects of a tax increase on employment, exploration and appraisal, and utilisation of UK pipeline infrastructure related to the North Sea.

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.

Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2002
Canterbury
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2002
Twickenham
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2002
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 May 2002
Perth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2002
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2002
Ludlow
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Beaconsfield
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2002
Portsmouth South
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2002
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
Folkestone and Hythe
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
Basingstoke
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2002
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2002
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2002
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2002
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 May 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Penrith and The Border
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
West Derbyshire
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2002
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2002
Eddisbury
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2002
Croydon South
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2002
Brentwood and Ongar
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2002
Moray
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 May 2002
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 May 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2002
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
East Devon
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 May 2002
Ceredigion
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2002
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2002
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Spelthorne

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.