House of Commons
INDEPENDENT PANEL INQUIRY FOR ZANE GBANGBOLA
EDM #2562
Tabled 27 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the tragic death of seven year old Zane Gbangbola, who died during the storms and floods in 2014 attributed by the Prime Minister as climate change related; notes that this is an issue of social injustice requiring an Independent Panel Inquiry (IPI) for Zane who died in a house infused with the nerve agent Hydrogen Cyanide detected by Fire Services HAZMAT; understands that the house was adjacent to likely contaminated landfill from which the floodwater flowed necessitating the area being evacuated for weeks, and decontaminations and circumstances reminiscent of Salisbury nerve agent incident; notes that Zane did not have an Article 2 Human Rights compliant Inquest or a Jury and his family were refused Legal Aid having to beg and crowdfund £70,000 for their child's inquest, whilst legal teams for several public authorities and exceptionally the coroner had a legal team and all received funding for the inquest from the public purse; further notes that the coroner ruled that Zane died after inhaling carbon monoxide from a petrol-powered pump hired by his parents to clear water from the basement and no carbon monoxide was detected, as only electric pumps were used; understands that Zane's father suffered paralysis caused by hydrogen cyanide poisoning and the Fire Brigade Union national conference motioned support for an IPI for Zane with full powers to compel disclosure from public authorities, as have the Green Party and PCS Union, and supported by the TUC due to serious issues of public protection from landfill; recognises that the BMJ state 80 per cent of people live within 2km of Landfill and 82,000 people have signed a petition to grant Zane an IPI; and with Zane's parents, Unions, the public, and political parties calls on the Government to establish an IPI so that all evidence can be reviewed by experts in order to establish the cause of Zane's death.

Signatures (51)

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.
George, Ruth
Labour
03 July 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
11 July 2019
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
16 July 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 July 2019
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
17 July 2019
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
18 July 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
18 July 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
18 July 2019
Creagh, Mary
Labour
19 July 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
22 July 2019
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
22 July 2019
Williamson, Chris
Labour
22 July 2019
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
22 July 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
22 July 2019
Drew, Dr David
Labour
22 July 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
22 July 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
22 July 2019
Gapes, Mike
Change UK - The Independent Group
22 July 2019
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
22 July 2019
Turley, Anna
Labour
22 July 2019
Campbell, Sir Alan
Labour
22 July 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
22 July 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
23 July 2019
Snell, Gareth
Labour
23 July 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 July 2019
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
23 July 2019
Woodcock, John
Independent
23 July 2019
Haigh, Louise
Labour
24 July 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
24 July 2019
Timms, Stephen
Labour
30 July 2019
McGinn, Conor
Labour
30 July 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
31 July 2019
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
03 September 2019
Walker, Thelma
Labour
03 September 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
25 September 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
25 September 2019
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
25 September 2019
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
30 September 2019
Lynch, Holly
Labour
30 September 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
30 September 2019
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
30 September 2019
Dromey, Jack
Labour
30 September 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
30 September 2019
Burden, Richard
Labour
30 September 2019
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
01 October 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion