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Anniversary of the Bhopal poisonous gas leak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1163: tabled on 18 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House remembers the terrible disaster that took place on 2 December 1984 in Bhopal, India, when a major poisonous gas leak from the Union Carbide pesticide plant resulted in more than 600,000 people being exposed to the highly toxic methyl isocyanate gas, thousands of people dying and many more suffering serious and life-changing injuries; notes that Amnesty International has stated that more than 100,000 people now live with contaminated water supplies and exposure to the chemicals, as well as a range of health problems and chronic illnesses caused by the disaster; further notes that current owners, Dow Chemicals, need to rectify the environmental damage and properly compensate the victims and their families; and commends the work of the Trades Union Congress and Unison Union in campaigning on this issue and calls on those responsible to be brought to justice so that the victims who have been waiting 36 years for justice finally receive closure.

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.

Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2020
Easington
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Luton South
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Brent Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2020
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Ealing, Southall
Owen, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Luton North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2020
Worthing West
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2020
Streatham
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 November 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 23 November 2020
Leicester East
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2020
Norwich South
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2020
Salford and Eccles
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Jarrow
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Gateshead
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
City of Durham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Leeds East
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Coventry South
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Hemsworth
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Wansbeck
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Edmonton
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Sheffield, Hallam
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2020
Bootle
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.