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MERCHANT NAVY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 500: tabled on 19 February 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 358 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the recent report of the Joint Working Party on British shipping published in September 1990; notes the vital importance of Britain's merchant fleet for the economy, employment and the country's strategic defences; recognises the links with regard to economic activity and maritime skills, between the merchant fleet and the marine related industries; notes that British shipping and those marine related industries together contribute some ú5 billion a year to the country's invisibles; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to take immediate and positive action to first ensure that the British fleet is strengthened by appropriate stimulation of investment in modern tonnage and second encourage the recruitment, training and employment of British seafarers.

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.

Alton, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 1991
Liverpool, Mossley Hill
Amos, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Hexham
Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1991
Swansea East
Archer, Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Warley West
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
North West Durham
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Gravesham
Arnold, Sir Thomas
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 1991
Hazel Grove
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Wansdyke
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Bournemouth East
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Harrogate
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 26 February 1991
Greenwich
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Leeds West
Beaumont-Dark, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 1991
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Middlesbrough
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
Eastbourne
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Ilford North
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1991
Bootle
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
St Helens South
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Birmingham, Yardley
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Dudley West
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Brent South
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
Holland with Boston
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Upminster
Boscawen, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Somerton and Frome
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Castle Point
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Motherwell South
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Edinburgh, Leith
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1991
Gordon
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Colchester
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Bury North
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
Luton North
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 19 February 1991
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Croydon South
Clay, Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Sunderland North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Swindon
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Birmingham, Erdington
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Gillingham
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Tooting
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Aldershot
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Rotherham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Linlithgow
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Stockton South
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Hayes and Harlington
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Aberdeen South
Douglas, Dick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
Dunfermline West
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Dartford
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Reading West
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Harrow East
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
St Helens North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Erith and Crayford
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
Moray
Farr, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 1991
Harborough
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1991
Southport
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Medway
Field, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
Isle of Wight
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1991
Birkenhead
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Newport West
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Blaenau Gwent
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fowler, Sir Norman
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Sutton Coldfield
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Barrow and Furness
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1991
Norwood
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Wellingborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1991
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Reigate
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Wallsend
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Walsall South
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Windsor and Maidenhead
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Beckenham
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bow and Poplar
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Hendon North
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ryedale
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
York
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1991
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Bridgend
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1991
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Hyndburn
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1991
Peckham
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
High Peak
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Harlow
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Mid Staffordshire
Healey, Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1991
Leeds East
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
South East Cornwall
Higgins, Sir Terence
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Worthing
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Southampton, Test
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Knowsley North
Howell, Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1991
Birmingham, Small Heath
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Pontypridd
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Newport East
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Barnsley Central
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Cheltenham
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Thurrock
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Leicester West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 March 1991
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Clwyd South West
Jopling, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1991
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Down
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1991
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1991
Oldham Central and Royton
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Rutland and Melton
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
Burton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Newham North East
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Eccles
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Pontefract and Castleford
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Central Suffolk
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Liverpool, Garston
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Shoreham
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Western Isles
Macfarlane, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Sutton and Cheam
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1991
Caithness and Sutherland
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Bradford West
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
South West Bedfordshire
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 1991
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Croydon North West
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 1991
Newry and Armagh
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Wrexham
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Leicester South
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Glasgow, Springburn
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
East Hampshire
Maxwell-Hyslop, Sir Robin
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Tiverton
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 1991
Mid Ulster
McCrindle, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Brentwood and Ongar
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Paisley South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Newbury
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
New Forest
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Mansfield
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Clwyd North West
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 1991
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Sir Hal
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Bromsgrove
Miscampbell, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Blackpool North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1991
Great Grimsby
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1991
North West Hampshire
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Faversham
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
Lagan Valley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Northampton South
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Devizes
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
North East Cambridgeshire
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Falmouth and Camborne
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Torfaen
Neale, Sir Gerry
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Cornwall
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Chichester
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1991
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Halton
Owen, Dr David
Independent SDP
Signed on 19 February 1991
Plymouth, Devonport
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
South West Hertfordshire
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Antrim
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Barnsley East
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Batley and Spen
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Burnley
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Wirral South
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Ogmore
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Eastleigh
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Durham
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1991
Delyn
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Lewes
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Morley and Leeds South
Ridsdale, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Harwich
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Hamilton
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Broxbourne
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 1991
East Londonderry
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Erewash
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Mid Kent
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1991
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 April 1991
Banff and Buchan
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Dover
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Pudsey
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Scarborough
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Huddersfield
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Streatham
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Hereford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Aldridge-Brownhills
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Uxbridge
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
Glasgow, Govan
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 1991
Rochdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Vale of Glamorgan
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Beaconsfield
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 1991
South Belfast
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Crawley
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Newham South
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1991
Ashford
Speller, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
North Devon
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
West Dorset
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1991
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
City of Durham
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1991
Edinburgh East
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bury South
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Walthamstow
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1991
Truro
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1991
Leominster
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Crosby
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bridlington
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Bexleyheath
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Surbiton
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Bosworth
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 1991
Upper Bann
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Tynemouth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Leicester East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 1991
Gosport
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 1991
North Belfast
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Doncaster Central
Walker, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Worcester
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Keighley
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Gower
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Liverpool, West Derby
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 1991
Angus East
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Doncaster North
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Weston-Super-Mare
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 February 1991
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1991
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1991
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Cunninghame North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1991
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Sevenoaks
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1991
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1991
Clydebank and Milngavie

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

MERCHANT NAVY (Amendment 1)
Leave out 'tonnage' and insert 'vessels, constructed in United Kingdom shipyards,'.
Labour, Greenock and Port Glasgow
5
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EDM 500A1: tabled on 26 February 1991
MERCHANT NAVY (Amendment 2)
After 'House', insert 'deeply regrets that, under this Government, the merchant fleet has been in severe and continual decline and in 1990 had fallen from 1200 to 400 ships with the number of seafarers falling from about 80,000 to under 20,000;'.
Labour, Coventry North East
3
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EDM 500A2: tabled on 28 February 1991
MERCHANT NAVY (Amendment 3)
At end add 'deplores the Government's actions in introducing legislation to allow overseas dependencies to proffer flags of convenience to shipowners so that they can avoid the need to observe the social conditions and pay decent wages that are expected on a British-registered ship; and recognises the paramount need to maintain and improve health and safety standards, pay, morale and employment conditions in the merchant fleet.'.
Labour, Coventry North East
6
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EDM 500A3: tabled on 28 February 1991