House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
RIO TINTO PLC AND ASBESTOS
EDM #478
Tabled 26 November 2001
2001-02 Session
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.

Signatures (108)

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
28 November 2001
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
29 November 2001
Battle, John
Labour
13 December 2001
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
08 January 2002
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
12 December 2001
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
05 December 2001
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
06 December 2001
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
04 December 2001
Burgon, Colin
Labour
06 February 2002
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
05 December 2001
Challen, Colin
Labour
12 December 2001
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
12 December 2001
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
27 November 2001
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
13 December 2001
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
13 February 2002
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
13 December 2001
Cohen, Harry
Labour
14 January 2002
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
08 January 2002
Connarty, Michael
Labour
17 December 2001
Cook, Frank
Labour
08 January 2002
Cousins, Jim
Labour
18 January 2002
Cox, Tom
Labour
13 December 2001
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
23 January 2002
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
03 December 2001
Cryer, John
Labour
13 December 2001
Cummings, John
Labour
27 November 2001
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
08 January 2002
Davey, Valerie
Labour
12 December 2001
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
29 November 2001
Davies, Geraint
Labour
08 January 2002
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
11 December 2001
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
13 December 2001
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
29 November 2001
Dobson, Frank
Labour
17 December 2001
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
13 December 2001
Drown, Julia
Labour
17 December 2001
Efford, Clive
Labour
14 February 2002
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
18 December 2001
Etherington, Bill
Labour
30 November 2001
Follett, Barbara
Labour
17 December 2001
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
08 January 2002
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
30 November 2001
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
29 November 2001
Hall, Patrick
Labour
08 January 2002
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
18 December 2001
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
27 November 2001
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
28 November 2001
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
08 January 2002
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
30 November 2001
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
13 December 2001
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
29 November 2001
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
18 December 2001
Jones, Lynne
Labour
27 November 2001
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
12 December 2001
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
28 November 2001
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
13 December 2001
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
12 December 2001
King, Ms Oona
Labour
16 January 2002
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
19 December 2001
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
17 December 2001
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
29 November 2001
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
30 November 2001
Mahon, Alice
Labour
28 November 2001
Marris, Rob
Labour
03 December 2001
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
14 January 2002
McDonnell, John
Labour
17 December 2001
McKechin, Ann
Labour
13 December 2001
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
10 January 2002
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
29 November 2001
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
22 January 2002
Mole, Chris
Labour
07 March 2002
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
28 January 2002
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
17 December 2001
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
28 November 2001
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
29 January 2002
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
21 January 2002
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
05 December 2001
Rapson, Syd
Labour
04 December 2001
Robertson, John
Labour
12 December 2001
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
11 January 2002
Ruane, Chris
Labour
13 December 2001
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
12 December 2001
Sawford, Phil
Labour
17 December 2001
Simpson, Alan
Labour
28 November 2001
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
29 November 2001
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
13 December 2001
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
14 January 2002
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
17 December 2001
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
13 December 2001
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2001
Taylor, David
Labour
29 November 2001
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
17 December 2001
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
08 January 2002
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
30 November 2001
Walley, Joan
Labour
12 December 2001
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
19 December 2001
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
08 January 2002
Wood, Mike
Labour
19 December 2001
Worthington, Tony
Labour
12 December 2001
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
12 December 2001
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.