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SHIPBUILDING ON MERSEYSIDE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 86A1: tabled on 30 November 1993

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Angela Eagle on 24 November 1993. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'congratulates this government and particularly the Ministry for Industry in obtaining objective 1 status for Merseyside to the benefit of all its industries and residents; and recognises the many months of negotiating starting last May which has taken place with the Commission regarding the Ship Building Intervention Fund for Swann Hunter on Tyneside and the tenacity with which he continues to pursue Swann Hunter's case'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the Government's belated application for access to the intervention fund made recently on behalf of shipbuilders Swann Hunter on Tyneside; and expresses its outrage that no such application has been pursued on behalf of Camell Lairds on Merseyside, especially in the light of the granting of objective 1 status which recognises Merseyside as one of the poorest regions in Europe; notes with disapproval the fact that seven days after an urgent inquiry on this matter from the hon Member for Wallasey the Department of Trade and Industry has yet to reply; and urges Her Majesty's Government to support shipbuilding on Merseyside and not kill Camell Lairds by neglect and indifference.