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MINERAL EXTRACTION IN ANTARCTICA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 790: tabled on 01 May 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the proposal made at Madrid for a ban on mining activity and progress towards a return to consensus by Antarctic Treaty parties as proposed by Her Majesty's Government; and congratulates the Government on having provided the focal point for these proposals, which ensure that Antarctica is handed over in pristine condition to future generations and that proper mechanisms exist for avoiding any legal vacuum that would place this unique environmental asset at risk,

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.

Beaumont-Dark, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 1991
East Antrim
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Castle Point
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Luton North
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Beverley
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Ludlow
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Beckenham
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Bow and Poplar
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Exeter
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Harlow
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Wealden
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Broxtowe
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Shoreham
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Newbury
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Altrincham and Sale
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Northampton South
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1991
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Lewes
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Beaconsfield
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
South Belfast
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Calder Valley
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Norwich North
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Slough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 1991
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

MINERAL EXTRACTION IN ANTARCTICA (Amendment 1)
at end add 'but deeply regrets that the main obstacle to reaching this agreement was the intransigence of the British and United States Governments who tried to introduce mineral exploration to this wondrous place; and further calls on Her Majesty's Government to now propose the repeal of the Antarctic Minerals Act and declare that the Antarctic should be a wilderness park for all time.'.
Labour, Islington North
28
signatures
EDM 790A1: tabled on 3 May 1991