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ELLINGTON COLLIERY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 734: tabled on 21 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 calls upon the Government to press UK Coal not to abandon Ellington Colliery; condemns the actions of UK Coal which has deliberately set out to engineer a situation to enable it to close the colliery; notes that every miner at Ellington Colliery, many of whom have in excess of 30 years experience, understands that the water, which is currently flooding the face could be pumped dry within 48 hours enabling coal production to be restarted within 7 to 10 days; calls upon UK Coal to continue pumping and to drain the face to establish once and for all the source of the water; congratulates the workforce at Ellington Colliery who have demonstrated their ability to recover the colliery from previous geological problems; and calls for opportunity to be provided to recommence production and preserve the 340 much needed jobs.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Rhondda
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Northampton South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Easington
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Cunninghame South
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Aberavon
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Midlothian
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Doncaster North
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2005
Cheltenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Wrexham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2005
Strangford
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Kettering
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
City of Durham
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Hemsworth
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.