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JOB LOSSES IN THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 591: tabled on 07 March 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at the latest job losses at the Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers, in which more than 40 journalists are being made redundant, and the accompanying attack on trade union rights, including the de-recognition of the National Union of Journalists and the threatened dismissal of the Father of the NUJ Chapel; regrets the decision taken almost two years ago by the then President of the Board of Trade to waive the required reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission of the take-over bid by a consortium led by Mirror Group Newspapers; and seeks an urgent select committee inquiry into the financial and industrial problems of the national newspaper industry, which threaten more job cuts and newspaper closures this year.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
St Helens South
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Manchester, Withington
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1996
Cambridge
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1996
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1996
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1996
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1996
Leigh
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1996
Sunderland North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 1996
North Devon
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1996
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1996
Newport East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1996
Cheltenham
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1996
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Liverpool, Garston
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Rotherham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1996
Halifax
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Great Grimsby
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Sunderland South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Don Valley
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1996
Bradford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1996
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1996
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
City of Durham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.