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F-GASES REGULATION AND HFCS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 24: tabled on 23 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 notes that hydrofluorocarbon chemicals (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air-conditioning have on average 2,274 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide; recalls the statement, firstly, in the UK Climate Change Programme that HFCs are not sustainable in the long-term, and secondly, by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Right honourable Member for Hull East on 9th March 2000, that the UK's plan for implementing the Kyoto Protocol included a clear signal to industry that HFC's have no long-term future; therefore expresses concern that in its Regulation on Certain Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, the European Commission is in danger of missing the opportunity to accelerate the replacement of HFCs by alternatives; questions both the Commission's and the UK Government's reliance on a policy of HFC leakage containment; therefore welcomes the publication by Atlantic Consulting on 26th February of the report HFC Containment Has Already Failed, which calls into question the use of containment as a policy tool for controlling HFC emissions; and calls on the Government to act in accordance with its past commitments and the present evidence to ensure a phased ban of HFCs over the next 10 years.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Canterbury
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
North East Bedfordshire
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 November 2004
East Londonderry
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Stone
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Chipping Barnet
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Lichfield
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2005
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Taunton
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2005
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2004
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Basingstoke
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
West Derbyshire
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Strangford
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Leominster
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Havant
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Spelthorne

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.