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Inquiry into Loss of MV Derbyshire

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1196: tabled on 27 June 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 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 calls on the Secretary of State for Transport, using powers vested in him by the Merchant Shipping Act 1970, to re-open the Wreck Commissioner's inquiry into the loss in 1980 of MV 'Derbyshire' to hear vital new scientific research on why that British-built, British-classed and British-flagged vessel sank without trace; notes that the research now with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects was carried out by the late Professor Richard Bishop, Vice Chancellor of Brunel University and his partners, Professor Geraint Price and Pendari Temarel; further notes that their research indicates that the stresses in the hull of the 'Derbyshire' were grossly underestimated; believes that this has important implications for the safety of other vessels still at sea; and notes the Wreck Commissioner's report into the loss of the 'Derbyshire' said last year that if the stresses in the hull of the ship had been underestimated, that could lead to different conclusions about the structural integrity of the ship.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 1990
East Antrim
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Ealing, Southall
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Manchester, Withington
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Edinburgh, Leith
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Falkirk West
Clay, Bob
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Sunderland North
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Islington North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Easington
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Aberdeen South
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
St Helens North
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Falkirk East
Fields, Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 1990
South Antrim
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
The Wrekin
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Mid Staffordshire
Heffer, Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Liverpool, Walton
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Wakefield
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Knowsley North
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Coventry North East
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 1990
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 1990
Ynys Môn
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Newham North East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Manchester Central
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Pontefract and Castleford
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Halifax
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Glasgow, Springburn
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Great Grimsby
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 1990
Lagan Valley
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1990
Redcar
Nellist, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Coventry South East
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Barnsley East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Burnley
Prescott, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Kingston upon Hull East
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Don Valley
Reid, John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Motherwell North
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 1990
East Londonderry
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 1990
South Belfast
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Newham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Wigan
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Solihull
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Gower
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Doncaster North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Preston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.