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HM SUBMARINE THETIS AND SUBMARINE RESCUE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1035: tabled on 19 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House recalls the sinking of HM Submarine Thetis in Liverpool Bay in 1939 with the loss of 99 crew; notes the similarities with the Kursk disaster 60 years later; and urges Her Majesty's Government to take a lead in developing and establishing the use of rescue equipment such as an internationally agreed standard docking device and the means of communication from submarines to surface vessels in rescue operations at great depth, to promote the presumption that saving lives should take priority over salvaging vessels, and to exonerate the 99 victims in the Thetis from the stigma of failing to escape.

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.

Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2002
St Ives
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Portsmouth South
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2002
Cheltenham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Mansfield
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Pendle
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Portsmouth North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Bolsover
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
St Helens North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Conwy
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
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.

HM SUBMARINE THETIS AND SUBMARINE RESCUE (Amendment 1)
after 'crew' insert 'salutes the gallantry and ingenuity of the 103 trapped crewmen in their efforts to escape; regrets the tragedy that only four were successful.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
1
signature
EDM 1035A1: tabled on 20 March 2002
HM SUBMARINE THETIS AND SUBMARINE RESCUE (Amendment 2)
after 'depth', insert 'and'.
Conservative, New Forest East
1
signature
EDM 1035A2: tabled on 20 March 2002
HM SUBMARINE THETIS AND SUBMARINE RESCUE (Amendment 3)
leave out from 'vessels' to end.
Conservative, New Forest East
1
signature
EDM 1035A3: tabled on 20 March 2002