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TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BHOPAL DISASTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 234: tabled on 30 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 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 aware that on 3rd December 1984 poisonous gas leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India; notes that Amnesty International has reported that 7,000 people died in the immediate aftermath, that a further, 15,000 have died of related diseases since 1984, and that 100,000 people still suffer from chronic and debilitating illnesses as a consequence of the leak; further notes that Union Carbide was guilty of storing this ultra hazardous gas without regard to proper safety arrangements, that no individuals, including in management, have been brought to account for the leak and its consequences, and that neither Union Carbide nor the subsequent purchaser Dow Chemicals has done enough to clean up the site or compensate the victims; further notes that toxic wastes still pollute the environment and contaminate the water that communities in the area depend on, that the 1989 deal between the Indian Government and Union Carbide of ú470 million in exchange for an end to legal proceedings was not in the best interest of victims and the successful claimants have only received a pittance in compensation, that thousands of claims remain outstanding, and that the Reserve Bank of Inda has pocketed ú330 million of the ú470 million which should have been paid to survivors; and believes that not enough has been done in the last 20 years to ensure there is no repeat of a Bhopal disaster in either the developing or developed world and that the findings and judgment of the Permanent People's Tribunal on Industrial Hazards and Human Rights, disclosed on 2nd December 1994, still represents the best analysis and recommendations for law changes and enforcement in individual states and internationally to avoid any recurrence.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2004
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2004
Perth
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Walthamstow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2004
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2004
Cheltenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2004
North Norfolk
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Great Grimsby
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Ilford North
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Loughborough
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Bradford West
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2004
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Conwy
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2004
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.