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EDM (Early Day Motion) 389: tabled on 08 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 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 concerned about the possible risk of leakages and the subsequent environmental damage and threat to human safety from underground petrol tanks; urges the Government to establish an agency to oversee a full condition audit of all underground storage tanks in the UK, to provide soft funding for small independent petrol retailers to upgrade tanks and pipework, to develop and revise codes of practice and to provide adequate training of petroleum enforcement officers; urges the Government to establish a new Petroleum Authority to regulate companies providing off-site monitoring of petrol stocks, to ensure they have insurance and to police risk assessments; and urges the Government to take these recommendations into consideration as part of the review currently being conducted into modernising petrol legislation.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.