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VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC

EDM (Early Day Motion) 221: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 the unethical practices of Indian-owned Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries, including the destruction of the homes, culture and livelihood of the Kond adivasi tribal people and the devastating environmental impact of the companies' activities; condemns the long-term and continuing support provided by the Department for International Development for the company and its subsidiaries, including arranging their introduction to the UK Stock Exchange in December 2003 and their continuing support through various agencies including Building Partnership for Development; further notes that Vedanta Resources and their subsidiaries are on the Norwegian government's list of banned companies; and urges the UK Government to launch a thorough investigation into the support that the Department for International Development and other Government departments and sectors continue to give to Vedanta Resources and their subsidiaries.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Ceredigion

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.