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James Seddon Shirt Factory, Denbigh

EDM (Early Day Motion) 906A1: tabled on 01 May 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 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 Mr Martyn Jones on 26 April 1990. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out from House to end and add 'regrets the difficulties created for both the management and employees of the James Seddon factories in Congleton and Denbigh, who despite operating in an efficient and profitable manner are now facing closures and redundancies; regrets the decisions taken by Marks and Spencer plc which have played a major role in bringing about this situation; and urges Marks and Spencer to look again at the problem to see if a mutually satisfactory way forward can be found.'.

Original motion text

That this House deplores the situation created for the employees of the James Seddon Shirt Factory in Denbigh, Clwyd, who, despite operating as an extremely profitable unit of this firm for over 20 years, are facing redundancy and closure; notes that this situation is due in no small part to the attitude of Marks and Spencer plc, their only customer, who are not placing further orders with the parent company, now in receivership; therefore calls on Marks and Spencer plc urgently to reconsider their position; and further calls upon the Welsh Office to do everything necessary to keep this factory open, including underwriting the accrued employment rights of the staff and so ensuring continued employment for 120 people in an area of desparate job need.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.