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RESTRUCTURING OF THE OFFSHORE SAFETY REGIME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 192: tabled on 05 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 by the merger of the Offshore Safety Division (OSD) into a single division covering the whole of the UK Energy Sector, as part of a Government exercise to restructure the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); notes that the OSD was set up on the recommendation of Lord Cullen following the Piper Alpha disaster on 6 July 1988; further notes that 2013 is the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster which killed 167 workers and remains the world's worst offshore catastrophe; deplores the HSE's lack of consultation with trade unions and industry prior to the introduction of these changes on 1 April 2013; further notes the call of the offshore trades unions, RMT, GMB and Unite for a survey to be conducted of the workplace culture amongst HSE's offshore safety inspectors; further notes that the forthcoming EU Directive on offshore safety will require further reorganisation of the offshore safety regime for the UK oil and gas sector; and calls on the Government to reinstate the specialist OSD, in line with Cullen, and to convene a meeting of trade unions, industry representatives and HSE officials to discuss the impact of the forthcoming EU Directive on the UK offshore safety regime.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2013
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2013
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2013
Foyle
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
North Tyneside
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Tottenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 June 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2013
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Livingston
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2013
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2013
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2013
Bolsover
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.