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NEW NUCLEAR BUILD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2204: tabled on 17 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 97 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 believes that the argument for new nuclear build in the UK has not been made; notes that even with an accelerated planning system, new nuclear power stations could not contribute either to plugging the `energy gap' or to carbon reductions by 2020 when existing electricity generating capacity is run down and carbon emissions have to be curbed; further notes that existing electricity generation is provided by 40 per cent. gas, 33 per cent. coal, 19 per cent. nuclear and four per cent. renewables, that massive investment in new infrastructure is providing for a diversity of gas supply from many countries including Norway, with Russian gas only around one per cent. and that new clean coal technologies are now available; further notes that the supply of wind power is growing faster than predicted, and that in Germany wind power capacity is already equivalent to UK nuclear capacity; further believes that new nuclear build would be inconsistent with environmental sustainability, adding to the legacy of highly toxic nuclear waste and the huge public cost of decommissioning and storage; urges the Government to see the bigger picture in which electricity accounts for just 18 per cent. of total energy consumed and energy use by sector was last recorded as 36 per cent. transport, 30 per cent. domestic, 21 per cent. industry and 13 per cent. other; and further urges the Government to recognise the enormous potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by energy efficiency and conservation, greater use of combined heat and power, and rapid investment in the full range of renewable technologies, including microgeneration.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Edinburgh West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Kingswood
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
West Ham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 May 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2006
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2006
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 June 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bristol North West
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2006
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Colchester
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Bolsover
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Leicester South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 July 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2006
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.