Early day motion 910

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That this House believes in a low carbon economy, but further believes that coal is a crucial bridge to that low carbon economy; believes with commercially deployable carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and ultra-super critical coal fired power stations, coal can be, and should be, part of that UK low carbon energy generation mix beyond 2025; believes a vibrant UK coal industry is also essential for the UK steel, cement, sugar, food and drink, and carbon fibre industries; notes that coal provides low cost electricity generation capacity, thereby helping keep consumer bills low and maintaining electricity market flexibility; further notes that coal mined in the UK creates jobs and reduces the distance coal has to travel, thereby saving carbon in transportation, helps reduce the balance of trade deficit, ensures it is mined in a safe manner to the highest environmental and labour force standards, supports local businesses who provide support services to UK surface coal mines, keeps funds and skills with the UK, increases the security of supply of power by reducing reliance on foreign countries for imported fuel; notes that coal is one of the best fuels for base load requirements and for black starts, is easily stored; and calls on the Government to consider how it can best support the UK coal industry with significant CCUS R&D funding measures by moderating the carbon floor price and encouraging UK industry and coal fired power stations to buy UK produced coal over imported coal.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 06.03.2018
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 21.02.2018
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 06.02.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 08.02.2018
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 08.02.2018
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 27.02.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 22.02.2018
Girvan, Paul Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 15.03.2018
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 20.02.2018
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 01.03.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 07.02.2018
Hosie, Stewart Scottish National Party Dundee East 21.03.2018
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 20.02.2018
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 07.02.2018
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 22.03.2018
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 21.02.2018
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 22.02.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 07.02.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 07.02.2018
Twist, Liz Labour Party Blaydon 28.03.2018
Whitfield, Martin Labour Party East Lothian 26.02.2018
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 28.02.2018