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VICTORY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ASBESTOS CLAIMANTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 661: tabled on 15 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 welcomes the agreement, by Cape plc, a British company who mined asbestos in South Africa for several decades, to pay ú21 million in compensation to South African asbestos victims; congratulates the 7,500 claimants, the communities of Northern Cape and Northern Province and the National Union of Mineworkers in South Africa, as well as national and regional political leaders in South Africa for the perseverance and dignity of their long struggle for justice; commends the actions of those in the United Kingdom who have worked tirelessly to support the claimants, including the lawyers of Leigh, Day and Co and John Pickering and Partners, and the staff and activists of pressure group Action for Southern Africa, as well as many trade union members in the United Kingdom; believes that this settlement represents a contribution to the ongoing process of truth and reconciliation in South Africa, particularly through the recognition of the role of United Kingdom based businesses in the injustices of the past; notes with concern that many multinational companies continue to neglect the health and safety of their workers; and welcomes the signals given by this case that the British public now demands concrete action to back up the warm words of corporate social responsibility.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
South Ribble
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Easington
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Caerphilly
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Llanelli
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2002
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Norwich North
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2002
Cheltenham
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Liverpool, Walton
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
South Dorset
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Dumbarton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Burnley
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2002
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bolsover
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2002
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2002
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Conwy
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston

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.