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REAPPRAISAL OF THE SEVERN BARRAGE PROJECT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1476: tabled on 15 May 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 notes that the need for reliable and renewable sources of energy has intensified in recent years and that the River Severn, with the second largest tidal range in the world, has the potential to contribute towards building a more sustainable energy resource for the UK; further notes that, as one of the objectives of the forthcoming Energy White Paper will be to address the growing concerns over fulfilling the UK's sustainable energy requirements, the case for the Severn Barrage project deserves to be revisited; further notes that the Severn Barrage has the potential to become a renewable and sustainable option in the UK's energy mix, as it would produce 5 per cent. of current UK electricity needs and reduce UK carbon output by 3 per cent., and that the Barrage is also able to prevent flooding in Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Wales; and calls on the Government to include an urgent reappraisal of the Severn Barrage as one of the options in the forthcoming Energy White Paper.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2007
Lewes
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 May 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Burton
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2007
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Forest of Dean
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2007
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Cheltenham
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2007
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 May 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
Wolverhampton South West
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 May 2007
Belfast South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2007
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 2007
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire

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.

REAPPRAISAL OF THE SEVERN BARRAGE PROJECT (Amendment 1)
at end add ', while also recognising that the Severn Estuary is an internationally important habitat for wild birds and other wildlife, and that other forms of tidal power generation could make a significant contribution to renewable energy generation, with less impact on the wildlife of the Severn Estuary.'.
Labour, Bridgend
2
signatures
EDM 1476A1: tabled on 22 May 2007