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Planned coalmine in Whitehaven, Cumbria

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1: tabled on 10 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by Government plans to approve the first new coalmine for 30 years in Whitehaven, Cumbria, in order to supply steelworks; notes that industry figures say there’s no demand for the mine, and that a former British Steel Chief Executive has warned the plans will delay the conversion to green steel; further notes that coal from the proposed mine will mostly be exported to Europe, will not reduce reliance on Russian coal, and will create far fewer jobs in Cumbria than would be generated by investment in green industries; recognises that no new unabated coal plants, new coal mines or mine extensions can be approved for development after 2021 according to the IEA if global temperature rise is to be limited to 1.5 degrees; further recognises the Glasgow Climate Pact committed the UK to accelerating efforts towards the phasedown of unabated coal power; welcomes the UK’s founding role in the creation of the Powering Past Coal Alliance and the Government’s recognition that the current statutory duty to maintain and develop an economically viable domestic coal-mining industry is at odds with its climate leadership ambitions and policies on coal; and therefore calls on the Government to urgently rule out any new coal mining in the UK, set a 2035 near zero emission steel target, and amend the Coal Industry Act to give the Coal Authority a statutory duty to manage the phasing out of the coal industry, with priority given to a just transition for workers.

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.

Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2022
York Central
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
South Antrim
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2022
Nottingham East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 June 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 June 2022
Arfon
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
Brent North
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2022
St Albans
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2022
Twickenham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Sheffield Central
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Norwich South
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2022
Bath
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2022
Richmond Park
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Sheffield, Hallam
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2022
Edinburgh West
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 29 June 2022
East Lothian
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2022
Falkirk
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 30 June 2022
Islington North
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2022
North East Fife
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2022
Bedford
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
Central Ayrshire
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2022
Cardiff West
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2022
Coventry South
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2022
Canterbury
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2022
Leyton and Wanstead
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2022
Rochdale
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Edinburgh East
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Sheffield South East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Richard Foord,
Signed on 12 July 2022
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Leeds Central
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2022
Edmonton
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2022
Birkenhead
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2022
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.