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SOUTH AFRICAN MINEWORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 83: tabled on 14 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 with deep concern that employees of Anglo American, the largest gold miner in South Africa throughout the twentieth century, undertook the dustiest jobs without the protection of a respirator as profits were prioritised over employee safety as evidenced by research carried out by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA); further notes that a series of published studies over the last decade reveals that the prevalence of silicosis, a lung disease caused by prolonged or intensive exposure to silica dust in gold mines, is at around 25 per cent in long-term miners, including miners at Anglo American mines as reported by ACTSA; recognises that the condition of silicosis decreased lung capacity, making it difficult to breath, and massively increases the risk of tuberculosis, and that the combination of silicosis and tuberculosis can be fatal; and supports calls on Anglo American to live up to its Corporate Social Responsibility promises and take urgent steps to provide decent compensation and improve medical services for the thousands of miners formerly employed on Anglo's South African gold mines who have experienced silicosis.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Blaydon
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Bolton North East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Glasgow South West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 May 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2013
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Luton North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 16 May 2013
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 May 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Ynys Môn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 May 2013
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Glenrothes
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 May 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Bolsover
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 May 2013
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.