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RIO TINTO PLC AND ASBESTOS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 478: tabled on 26 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 expresses its condemnation of Rio Tinto, the UK based multinational mining conglomerate, for having sought to avoid liability for asbestos-related disease claims, under the proposed Capper Pass Claims Review Scheme; is gravely concerned to learn that former workers, as well as residents in Kingston upon Hull and East Yorkshire, or their next of kin, who have suffered industrial disease or illness, as a result of exposure to carcinogens, ionising radiation and toxic substances, arising from Rio Tinto's operation of the former Capper Pass Smelting Plant near Hull, are still waiting for compensation; declares its support for those families; commends them upon their courage and tenacity in standing up to Rio Tinto; is appalled by the fact that Rio Tinto's decision to exclude asbestos was kept secret until the final stages of mediation, a full 15 months after the claimants' solicitor had accepted the Claims' Review Scheme in principle; and demands that Rio Tinto should now acknowledge and accept its responsibility towards all of the claimants, to include those who have suffered asbestos-related disease or death and ensure that in the future it ceases to deploy such delaying and obstructive tactics.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Leeds West
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Bootle
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
South Ribble
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Elmet
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Easington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Cunninghame South
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Sunderland North
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Stevenage
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Brent North
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2001
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2001
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Liverpool, Walton
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Great Grimsby
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Ipswich
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
St Albans
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2002
Coventry North West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Vale of Clwyd
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2001
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.