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UK INDUSTRY AND RECOVERED FUEL OIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 477: tabled on 15 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 is concerned that the use of Recovered Fuel Oil (RFO) in the lime manufacturing industry is taxed 10 times higher in the UK than minimum EU levels, making it three times the price of natural gas; understands that RFO is manufactured from recycled waste oils that have undergone a process to turn them into a safe and sustainable fuel product; notes that when RFO is burnt in Waste Incineration Directive (WID) compliant plants, which are stringently controlled, it is safer for the environment and public health; further notes that the EU Energy Products Directive explicitly states that the UK is under no obligations to tax RFO use within mineralogical processes, yet does so; further notes that an exemption has been introduced for the steel industry and a tax rebate for the electricity industry which are not required to use WID compliant facilities; acknowledges that the lime manufacturing sector can play a considerable part in minimising the UK's fossil fuel dependency and encouraging low carbon growth, yet currently has no incentive to do so; considers this situation to demonstrate a distinct lack of joined up government thinking between financial and environmental policy, which is damaging the industry's competitiveness; further notes that the Government is missing an opportunity to dispose of this waste in an environmentally sound way; and therefore calls on Government to reduce the tax on RFO used in WID-compliant facilities to address the lack of commercial incentive for companies to invest in greener technologies and use recycled energy in their manufacturing processes.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2010
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Blaydon
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 6 January 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Pontypridd
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2010
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Sunderland South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Upper Bann
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Congleton

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.