Early day motion 1260

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IMPORTANCE OF THE UK OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY TO THE UK ECONOMY

That this House welcomes the publication of the UK Oil and Gas strategy; recognises the important role the oil and gas industry plays in the UK economy, employing over 400,000 people; notes that the UK supply chain also plays an important role in the UK economy with 1,100 companies achieving a combined revenue of £27 billion in 2011; further notes that the oil and gas sector contributed £11.5 billion to the Exchequer in 2012 which is more than any other sector in the UK; further notes that the UK is a global leader in the oil and gas and subsea engineering sector with significant opportunity for growth in overseas markets; further notes the important symbolism of three Secretaries of State launching the strategy in Aberdeen, highlighting the UK Government's recognition of the industry; and calls on the Government to continue its support of an industry that is so important to the Scottish and UK economy.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Aldous, Peter Conservative Party Waveney 15.04.2013
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 17.04.2013
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 24.04.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 17.04.2013
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 22.04.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.04.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 15.04.2013
McCartney, Karl Conservative Party Lincoln 22.04.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 23.04.2013
Morris, David Conservative Party Morecambe and Lunesdale 18.04.2013
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 23.04.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 16.04.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 22.04.2013
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrats West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 10.04.2013
Soames, Nicholas Conservative Party Mid Sussex 15.04.2013
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 18.04.2013