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MESOTHELIOMA COMPENSATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 557: tabled on 11 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 98 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 is gravely concerned about the implications for asbestos-induced mesothelioma sufferers and their families by a recent Court of Appeal judgement that a claimant cannot recover damages if he was exposed to asbestos by more than one employer on the grounds that it is not possible to say which one was to blame, ending a situation of joining defendants and apportioning liability accordingly that has lasted for more than 20 years; is further concerned that the judgement directs that claimants may have a claim under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979, costing the Exchequer tens of millions of pounds each year, and creating conditions for the insurance industry to escape its responsibility; and calls for this injustice to be righted by legislation if necessary.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 December 2001
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Leeds North West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2001
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Gower
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Tyne Bridge
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 February 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
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Easington
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2002
Belfast North
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Guildford
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Norwich North
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 February 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Chorley
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Barnsley Central
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Signed on 30 April 2002
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Feltham and Heston
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Wrexham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2002
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Portsmouth North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Bolsover
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2001
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
City of Durham
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Conwy
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie

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.