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LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT FOR BULK CARRIERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1713: tabled on 12 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 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 notes with grave concern the continuing loss of mariners' lives in the sinking of bulk carriers; observes that this is essentially because such vessels, when laden with typical bulk, cargo, sink more rapidly than other types of vessel, affording the crew little time to deploy life-saving equipment; notes therefore with regret the recent report of the Ship Design and Equipment Sub-committee to keep in abeyance proposed amendments to Safety of Life at Sea Chapter III, requiring bulk carriers to carry free-fall lifeboats with float-free capability pending the availablity of relevant technology; observes that given that the technology exists there is no excuse for it not being made available; and calls upon the IMO to enforce the installation of free-fall lifeboats with float-free capability in all bulk carriers, and further to move towards the development and fitting of float-off accommodation modules to such vessels.

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.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2004
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hendon
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Wallasey
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
St Ives
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2004
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2004
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2004
Salisbury
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Manchester Central
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Mansfield
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Wansbeck
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Hyndburn
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2004
Strangford
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2004
Castle Point
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2004
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.