Early day motion 2396

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CERREJÓN COAL COMPANY MINE, COLOMBIA

That this House expresses concern about the devastating social and environmental impacts of the Cerrejn Coal company's huge opencast coal mine in Colombia, owned in equal parts by London-listed multinationals Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata; notes with concern that communities forcibly dispersed before these companies bought the mine have yet to receive justice in the form of adequate compensation or community resettlement; further notes with concern that an agreement to reconstruct the evicted community of Tabaco remains unfulfilled and that communities currently facing involuntary resettlement accuse Cerrejn Coal of inefficiency and injustice in its dealings with them; is concerned that the proposed deviation of the River Rancheria, the main river in La Guajira, for mine expansion, will threaten water security for the region; further notes that some of these communities have formed a federation to seek justice from the company; further notes that the President of this federation has sought the support of British parliamentarians and that unionised mineworkers at Cerrejn fully support this federation; and urges the Government to require the London-listed companies involved to ensure that the federation's demands are accepted in full by Cerrejn Coal.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 08.11.2011
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 09.11.2011
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 09.11.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 10.11.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 21.11.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 08.11.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 22.11.2011
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 06.12.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 08.11.2011
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 08.12.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.11.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 09.11.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 09.11.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.11.2011
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 15.11.2011
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 08.11.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.11.2011
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 09.11.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 08.11.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 09.11.2011
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 09.11.2011
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 08.11.2011
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.11.2011
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 09.11.2011
Streeter, Gary Conservative Party South West Devon 08.11.2011