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PLEASURE BOATS AND RED DIESEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 693: tabled on 08 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 commends the Government for securing a derogation to the European Energy Products Directive which has enabled private recreational boat users to purchase red diesel; notes that this derogation will expire on 1st January 2007 but that the Government has yet to state whether it intends to seek an extension to it; further notes that unless recreational boat users are allowed to continue purchasing red diesel then the cost of their fuel will triple; further notes that it is already more expensive to own a boat in the UK than in many other EU countries due to the escalating mooring charges imposed by the Crown Estate Commissioners; further notes that there are an estimated 451,000 private pleasure boats in the UK and that the marine industry employs over 30,000 people in economically fragile coastal and inland waterways communities; further notes that a significant rise in the price of diesel for recreational boat users will constitute a direct threat to safety, through the increased use of petrol engines with all the associated risks, and through a fall in the availability of waterside diesel suitable for recreational craft; further notes, however, that pleasure boats use up only 0.05 per cent. of the diesel consumed in the UK; and therefore calls on the Government to pursue an extension of this derogation so that recreational boat users can continue to purchase red diesel at a lower rate of duty which will remain readily and widely available.

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 9 February 2005
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2005
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Keighley
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Taunton
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Wealden
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cheltenham
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
East Yorkshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
New Forest East
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
West Derbyshire
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Uxbridge
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
Moray
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Romford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Reading West
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Independent Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2005
East Devon
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
North Cornwall
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Congleton
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.