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JUSTIFICATION PROCESS FOR NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1052: tabled on 09 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 the justification process, which is a high level assessment of the benefits of building new nuclear power stations in relation to their health implications, is a legal obligation which must be completed by the Government before new nuclear power plants can be built; notes also that the justification process is a key part of the international system for attempting to ensure the safety of nuclear power; is extremely concerned that no satisfactory arrangements have been made for the safe disposal of nuclear waste in the UK and that justification is going ahead before new-design reactors have been approved by UK regulators; expresses further concern that there will be no parliamentary scrutiny of justification until after any decision to justify is made; believes that the justification of new nuclear reactors should be made in a transparent way in order to ensure maximum public understanding; and therefore calls on the Government to hold an independent inquiry into the case for justification, as permitted by existing regulations.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2010
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
North East Fife
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 11 March 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 30 March 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Cambridge
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Cheadle
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2010
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2010
Glasgow East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 March 2010
South Down
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 15 March 2010
Croydon Central
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Torbay
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Northavon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2010
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.