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SELLAFIELD AND THE MIXED OXIDE PLANT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 218: tabled on 04 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 recognises that there is no economic and environmental justification for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to authorise the operation of the Mixed Oxide Plant at the British Nuclear Fuels nuclear re-processing plant at Sellafield because the cost of MOX fuel is much higher than that of ordinary uranium-oxide nuclear reactor fuel; believes that technical considerations may make reactors fuelled by MOX less safe and that the need to protect MOX fuel elements kept at nuclear reactors will involve nuclear reactors in new physical security problems; asserts that the use of MOX increases the risk of serious accidents during transportation and that international safeguards designed to prevent nuclear proliferation are difficult to enforce at facilities associated with MOX; believes that the use of MOX will increase rather than reduce the stock of plutonium and that the use of MOX increases the risk of nuclear-weapon proliferation by countries and perhaps by terrorist organisations; and therefore calls on the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs not to authorise the operation of the Mixed Oxide Plant at Sellafield.

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.

Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2001
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Keighley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2001
Guildford
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2001
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2001
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Chesterfield
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Hayes and Harlington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 October 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2001
Newbury
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Nottingham South
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Blaenau Gwent
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 October 2001
Ceredigion
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 October 2001
Caernarfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.