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ROLE OF DOMESTIC COAL IN THE UK'S FUTURE ENERGY SUPPLY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2263: tabled on 25 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 113 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 supports all efforts to develop carbon-capture clean coal technology; notes that 50 per cent. of last winter's electricity supply was derived from coal; recognises that domestic coal provides a reliable, secure energy supply to electricity generators at stable and competitive prices; further notes the threat that the vast majority of the UK's future coal needs will have to be supplied via imports, predominantly from Russia, and is concerned at the threat that this will pose to the UK's energy security; believes that without immediate investment in domestic deep coal mining the industry will disappear and the country will be over-reliant on unstable and expensive sources of imported coal; understands that this investment depends on electricity generators paying a fair market price for domestic coal; further recognises that future investment will permit access to 300 million tonnes of deep-mine reserves and support economically viable indigenous coal production in the long term; and calls on domestic coal suppliers, electricity generators and the Government to work together to ensure that fair prices are set as part of new contracts between UK coal mines and generators in order to ensure the survival of the domestic coal industry.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Blaydon
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2006
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2006
Lewes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
City of York
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Dumfries and Galloway
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Tyne Bridge
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2006
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Lewisham West
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 June 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Walsall South
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Llanelli
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2006
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2006
Dundee East
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Clwyd South
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Ealing, Southall
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Glenrothes
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
East Lothian
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Newport East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Wansbeck
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2006
Braintree
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Nuneaton
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2006
Southport
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Copeland
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2006
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Bolsover
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
North Dorset
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2006
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2006
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.