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PROPOSED CLOSURE OF THE GALLAHER LIMITED FACTORY IN HYDE TAMESIDE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 398: tabled on 14 January 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House deplores the decision of Gallaher Limited to announce the loss of 950 jobs from their Hyde factory in Tameside during Christmas week; calls upon the company to reconsider this decision, given that in 1993 it publicly stated that it would be concentrating its manufacturing output on Hyde as this is where its commercial and geographical strengths lay; expresses concern that the decision of the Government to grant Gallaher Limited at least ú10 million to invest in a Northern Ireland site distorts fair market competition and will lead to a net reduction in United Kingdom employment; and calls upon the Government to provide the Tameside area of Greater Manchester with assistance to ensure that training and employment opportunities are made available to those workers who could be made redundant.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1997
Kingswood
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Manchester, Withington
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Cambridge
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Workington
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Stockport
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Stockton North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1997
Coventry South East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 1997
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davies, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Oldham Central and Royton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
St Helens North
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1997
Leeds Central
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Warrington South
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Nottingham East
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Doncaster North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Barnsley Central
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Ealing, Southall
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Stretford
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 1997
Rochdale
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Thurrock
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1997
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Leicester South
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Nuneaton
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Dudley West
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Burnley
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Wolverhampton North East
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1997
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Huddersfield
Sheldon, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Ashton-under-Lyne
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Bolsover
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Warley West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
City of Durham
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1997
Bradford South
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Wansbeck
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
Newham North East
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1997
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Carmarthen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PROPOSED CLOSURE OF THE GALLAHER LIMITED FACTORY IN HYDE TAMESIDE (Amendment 1)
leave out from `House' to second `and' in line 7, and insert `regrets that unfair competition within the EC tobacco industry, the adverse impact of tobacco product smuggling into the United Kingdom, the decline in demand for tobacco products influenced by excessive tax increases above the rate of inflation and anti-smoking campaigns have forced further rationalisation of cigarette manufacture within the United Kingdom, with the announced loss of 950 jobs at Hyde Factory in Tameside; welcomes the investment by Gallaher Ltd at their site in Ballymena, Co. Antrim; approves the decision to grant aid the necessary investment forced on the company by the need to rationalise cigarette production in the United Kingdom in order to remain competitive and to protect and retain as many jobs as possible in this industry.'.
Ulster Unionist Party, East Antrim
12
signatures
EDM 398A1: tabled on 15 January 1997