Early day motion 553

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OFFSHORE HELICOPTER SAFETY

That this House is concerned by the safety of offshore helicopter transport; observes that since February 2009, 33 offshore workers and crew have died and 65 have been rescued from the North Sea following six accidents involving Super Puma 225 and AS332 L2 helicopters; remembers the 13 passengers and crew who lost their lives on 29 April 2016 in a crash off the south coast of Norway; notes that Norwegian and UK investigations of fatal and non-fatal Super Puma accidents since 2009 have found similar mechanical failures; supports the continued grounding of the Super Puma fleet across the North Sea; further notes that the manufacturer Airbus surveyed offshore workers in June 2017 and found a majority with profound reservations over flying in Super Pumas again; is further concerned that the Civil Aviation Authority lifted official restrictions on these helicopters in July 2017 without consulting offshore workers or their trade unions; believes that Super Pumas should not return to the North Sea without the prior agreement of a majority of offshore workers; is concerned that the Government rejected the Transport Select Committee's July 2014 recommendation for a public inquiry into commercial pressures on offshore helicopter safety; recognises that 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster and a reminder of the necessity for the highest possible standards of offshore safety; and supports the RMT union's call for the Government to launch a public inquiry into the offshore helicopter safety concerns that are being raised by offshore workers.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 21.11.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 20.11.2017
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 16.11.2017
Carden, Dan Labour Party Liverpool Walton 16.11.2017
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 16.11.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.11.2017
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 16.11.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 21.11.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 21.11.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 21.11.2017
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 27.11.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 08.01.2018
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 27.11.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.11.2017
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 20.11.2017
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 16.11.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 21.11.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 27.11.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 20.11.2017
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 16.11.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 21.11.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 16.11.2017
Pidcock, Laura Labour Party North West Durham 16.11.2017
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 21.11.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 20.11.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 21.11.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 21.11.2017
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 16.11.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 16.11.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 11.12.2017
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 25.01.2018