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BRITISH COAL MINE INDUSTRY AND REGENERATION

That this House registers the sad end of the British coal mining industry, which at its height following the ending of the Second World War employed over 700,000 miners in its ranks, working in around 960 collieries throughout the UK; notes the employment, financial, social, health and industrial contribution of the industry to both the nation and those who worked and lived within its associated communities; is alarmed by recent statistics which reveal major shortfalls of employment opportunities in these areas for people of working age, with one in seven in this category unemployed or on benefits; and calls on the Government not to stand idly by and allow such disgraceful economic neglect to continue, but instead launch a major regenerative strategy to deal with the legacies left behind, refocus plans such as those aimed at mainly city projects to coalfield areas, protect such communities from any disadvantage in their planned redistribution of business rates and fully aid economic renewal in employment development into those areas.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire 29.02.2016
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 23.02.2016
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 24.02.2016
Black, Mhairi Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South 25.02.2016
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 25.02.2016
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 23.02.2016
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.02.2016
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 24.02.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 08.03.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 24.02.2016
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 24.02.2016
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 25.02.2016
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.02.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 07.03.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 24.02.2016
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 02.03.2016
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 23.02.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 25.02.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 24.02.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 23.02.2016
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 25.02.2016
Morris, Grahame M [R] Labour Party Easington 23.02.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 29.02.2016
Paterson, Steven Scottish National Party Stirling 26.02.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 01.03.2016
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 23.02.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 24.02.2016
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 24.02.2016