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BRITISH COAL MINE INDUSTRY AND REGENERATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1125: tabled on 23 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 registers the sad end of the British coal mining industry, which at its height following the ending of the Second World War employed over 700,000 miners in its ranks, working in around 960 collieries throughout the UK; notes the employment, financial, social, health and industrial contribution of the industry to both the nation and those who worked and lived within its associated communities; is alarmed by recent statistics which reveal major shortfalls of employment opportunities in these areas for people of working age, with one in seven in this category unemployed or on benefits; and calls on the Government not to stand idly by and allow such disgraceful economic neglect to continue, but instead launch a major regenerative strategy to deal with the legacies left behind, refocus plans such as those aimed at mainly city projects to coalfield areas, protect such communities from any disadvantage in their planned redistribution of business rates and fully aid economic renewal in employment development into those areas.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Rother Valley
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Newport West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2016
Gateshead
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2016
Stirling
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Blackley and Broughton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.