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FUKUSHIMA POWER STATION AND NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1615: tabled on 16 March 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 deeply regrets the loss of life caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and expresses its sincere condolences to all those affected by the disaster; notes the resulting damage to at least four Japanese nuclear power stations including the Fukushima Daiichi power station; applauds the courage and expertise of those working to make them safe; understands the unique circumstances of Japan's place on a major geological fault-line; welcomes the decision by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to ask for a report from the Chief Nuclear Inspector on the implications of events in Japan for the UK; but nevertheless believes that events in Fukushima underline the extreme dangers inherent in nuclear power, the relative resilience of a completely safe, decentralised and renewable energy supply and the inevitable inability of even the highest design and safety standards to protect us from unforeseen events; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State to suspend the Government's plans for a new nuclear power programme in the UK.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2011
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Bootle
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2011
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2011
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2011
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2011
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Darlington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2011
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2011
Edinburgh West
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Scunthorpe
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 April 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Sefton Central
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2011
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2011
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2011
St Austell and Newquay
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2011
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2011
Luton North
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Swansea East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2011
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2011
Eastbourne
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 March 2011
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Gateshead
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2011
Wells
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 March 2011
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 May 2011
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2011
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2011
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2011
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2011
Strangford
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
East Dunbartonshire
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
Walsall South
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2011
Hove
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2011
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 March 2011
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2011
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2011
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 April 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2011
Norwich South

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.