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ANTARCTICA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 28A1: tabled on 08 November 1990

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Simon Hughes on 07 November 1990. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'warming' to end and add 'recognises that this has been achieved in accordance with the principle of consensus negotiation which provides the keystone of the Antarctic Treaty system; congratulates the Government on its support for that system and its open-minded approach to the forthcoming meetings in Chile; and urges upon the Government the importance of seeking a constructive return to consensus within that system with respect to the Antarctic minerals issue.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that Antarctica is the only part of the world that is almost free of human impact; that it is of crucial importance for scientific research such as biology, geology, geophysics and climatology, including global warming; that it is a unique and fragile ecosystem which is threatened by mineral and hydrocarbon prospecting and the possibility of full-scale mining under the convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities; recognises that there are international proposals to ban all mining in Antarctica and to declare the continent a Nature Reserve-Land of Science; and calls on the Government to support these international proposals.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.