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HM SUBMARINE THETIS AND SUBMARINE RESCUE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1035A2: tabled on 20 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Edward O'Hara on 19 March 2002. This is amendment number 2.

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Suggested amendment

after 'depth', insert 'and'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.