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START OF SOUTH AFRICAN ASBESTOS SETTLEMENT TALKS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 394: tabled on 09 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 pleased to note that Cape plc has now finally decided to enter into talks to discuss compensation for the 7,500 South African asbestos victims; further notes that it was agreed at the Royal Courts of Justice that the lawyers from both parties now have 14 days to engage in constructive dialogue while the case is suspended and that this marks the first real indication that the company is willing to negotiate a settlement; notes there is an urgency because, since Cape's AGM in May 2001, 150 claimants have died; and calls upon Cape plc to take this opportunity to act responsibly in the interests of its former workers and show respect to South African victims and their families by offering a just and equitable settlement.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Easington
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Bristol West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Sunderland North
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Jarrow
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2001
Cheltenham
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Liverpool, Walton
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Halifax
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Burnley
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Nottingham South
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Blaenau Gwent
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 November 2001
Ceredigion
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
West Bromwich East
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Conwy
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.