Early day motion 552

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VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC

That this House notes the unethical practices of Indian-owned Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries, including the destruction of the homes, culture and livelihood of the Kond Adivasi tribal people and the devastating environmental impact of the companies' activities; welcomes recently announced investigations by the Indian Minister of Environment and Forests and the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of Odisha into the rights of the Dongria Kondh affected by plans for a bauxite mine; recognises and supports the rights of indigenous peoples and tribal groups; welcomes the decision of Dutch pensions firm PGGM to sell its shares in the company because Vedanta has made `insufficient improvements with regard to human rights and the environment'; further notes that Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries are on the Norwegian government's list of banned companies and that the Church of England, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Marlborough Ethical Fund and Millfield House Foundation have sold their shares in the company; and believes that plans for mining on sacred land should be ended forthwith.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 22.07.2010
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.07.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.07.2010
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 20.07.2010
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.07.2010
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 06.09.2010
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 11.10.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.07.2010
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 20.07.2010
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 07.09.2010
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 20.07.2010
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 15.09.2010