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.
VICTORY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ASBESTOS CLAIMANTS
EDM #661
Tabled 15 January 2002
2001-02 Session
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.

Signatures (65)

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
29 January 2002
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
07 February 2002
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
22 January 2002
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
16 January 2002
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
22 January 2002
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
15 January 2002
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
13 February 2002
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
24 January 2002
Cox, Tom
Labour
24 January 2002
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
23 January 2002
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
28 January 2002
Cummings, John
Labour
16 January 2002
Davey, Valerie
Labour
17 January 2002
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
31 January 2002
Davies, Denzil
Labour
30 January 2002
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
16 January 2002
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
17 January 2002
Drew, Mr David
Labour
18 January 2002
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
17 January 2002
Etherington, Bill
Labour
31 January 2002
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
06 February 2002
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
14 March 2002
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
01 February 2002
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2002
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
16 January 2002
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
18 January 2002
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
17 January 2002
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
16 January 2002
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
23 January 2002
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2002
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
17 January 2002
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
17 January 2002
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
16 January 2002
Jones, Lynne
Labour
16 January 2002
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2002
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
07 February 2002
Knight, Jim
Labour
17 January 2002
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
18 January 2002
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
22 January 2002
Mann, John
Labour
31 January 2002
Marris, Rob
Labour
30 January 2002
McFall, Mr John
Labour
16 January 2002
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
16 January 2002
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
04 February 2002
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
16 January 2002
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
16 January 2002
Simpson, Alan
Labour
07 March 2002
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 January 2002
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
18 January 2002
Taylor, David
Labour
16 January 2002
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
18 January 2002
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
17 January 2002
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
18 January 2002
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
16 January 2002
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
17 January 2002
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
21 January 2002
Worthington, Tony
Labour
12 February 2002
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
21 January 2002
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.