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NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES AND ENERGY MARKET COMPETITION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 866: tabled on 10 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 that successive energy ministers have said that there will be no subsidies provided for new nuclear plants; further notes that chief executives of private power companies operating in this country, such as Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive officer of EDF Energy, have said that they are seeking no subsidies for any new nuclear plants they may build in Britain; believes that comments by such chief executives are disingenuous and misleading because many nuclear subsidies paid for by British taxpayers are already in place, including the multi-billion pound underwriting of insurance liabilities, the research and development for long-term nuclear waste management and facility decommissioning, the donations made to international nuclear research and promotional bodies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the EU's Euratom nuclear agency, and to national bodies including the National Nuclear Laboratory, the Nuclear Academy and the Nuclear Institute; believes in addition that loan guarantees will be sought by companies planning to build new plants; draws attention to another new subsidy revealed in a written reply from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to the hon. Member for Newport West on 5 February 2010 at column 617W, affirming that the Department will pay the £12,000 cost of the national stakeholder meeting on the nuclear justification consultation, held at the Marriott Hotel, Marble Arch on 19 January 2010, to discuss documents submitted to the Department by the Nuclear Industry Association, the lobby organisation for nuclear companies; and calls for a halt to all subsidies to the private sector nuclear industry.

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.

Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2010
Solihull
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Stockton North
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2010
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Walthamstow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Chesterfield
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2010
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2010
Glasgow East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Pendle
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Rochdale
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
Angus
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.