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RIO TINTO PLC: CAPPER PASS CLAIMS REVIEW SCHEME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 691: tabled on 21 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 congratulates the claimants in Kingston Upon Hull and East Yorkshire, upon the successful conclusion of their mediation against Rio Tinto plc, the UK-based multinational mining corporation; applauds the ensuing implementation of the Capper Pass Claims Review Scheme to provide compensation for those who have suffered disease or death, resulting from the operation of the Capper Pass Smelting Plant in Hull, formerly the world's largest smelter; welcomes the extension of that scheme to cover employees and contractors, together with their families, residents, schoolchildren and those who suffered foetal exposure to that Plant's toxic, carcinogenic and radioactive emissions, without geographical limitation; acknowledges with gratitude the invaluable contribution of Sir Philip Otton, Chairman of the Claims Review Scheme Board, whose remarkable skills as a mediator succeeded in bringing the parties together, a Herculean task, in order that all concerned might now work constructively, with the renewed determination and purpose, to bring justice to each and every family concerned; and marks this great achievement, by paying tribute to the late Arthur Gray, for his courage and tenacity in leading the campaign against Rio Tinto, together with the strength of character and fortitude shown by him, in continuing that struggle whilst terminally ill with lung cancer.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.