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TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PIPER ALPHA DISASTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1905: tabled on 26 June 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 notes with sadness the twentieth anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, which claimed the lives of 167 offshore workers on 6th July 1988; further notes the tireless contribution of the Piper Alpha Families' and Survivors' Association to the campaign to raise the standards of offshore safety, which benefits many of the thousands of other offshore workers today; notes the importance of the recommendations that were made in Lord Cullen's report into the disaster; and encourages active engagement between government, the Health and Safety Executive, employers and trades unions to continue to promote a safety culture in the North Sea and other oil provinces around the world.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2008
Blaydon
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2008
Leeds West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2008
Worthing West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2008
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Livingston
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 July 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2008
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Norwich North
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2008
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2008
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
John Mason,
Signed on 9 October 2008
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
East Lothian
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2008
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Nottingham South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2008
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Conwy
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Cardiff Central

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.