Early Day Motion
EDM 118 TRAFIGURA AND SHIPPING HAZARDOUS WASTE TO THE IVORY COAST 27.05.2010
That this House, concerned that due to the start of fresh legal proceedings in the Netherlands on 14 and 17 May 2010 concerning the multinational commodities trading group Trafigura, including allegations that UK nationals and UK firms may have been involved in illegal waste shipments and a subsequent cover-up and that payments were made to truck drivers in return for favourable witness statements and given that this is not being fully reported in the United Kingdom because of the chilling effect of the UK's libel laws, calls on the Government to launch a full inquiry into the allegations against Trafigura and to review the libel laws to ensure that this matter can be reported fully in the UK.
This is copied directly and exactly from the UK parliament website here.
Many, many thanks to Caroline Lucas who is so new in her role as MP.