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CLOSURE OF MEMORY LANE CAKES, WARRINGTON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 64: tabled on 03 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 recognises the efforts made by the workforce of Memory Lane, Warrington, to increase productivity and rationalise working arrangements such that the Warrington site management in early May of this year could applaud service levels in excess of 99 per cent., low complaint levels and an ability to innovate new products at higher selling prices which were recognised by the then owner, Grand Met Food, as enhancing the site reputation for providing consistently good quality at better than average value; further recognises that this increase in productivity has been made by a skilled local workforce which has demonstrated commitment and flexibility in order to ensure an effective future for the company in Warrington and security of employment for the 500 employees; notes that the new owner, Mr Richard Ashness, has announced on 27th May his intention to close the site at Warrington and transfer production elsewhere; and calls on Mr Ashness to reconsider his decision in view of the track record of achievement by the Warrington workforce.

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.

Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Salford
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
South Ribble
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Wirral South
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Bury North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Islington North
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Leigh
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Newport West
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
West Renfrewshire
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Chorley
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Stretford and Urmston
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Clwyd South
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Brent East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Blackpool South
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Ellesmere Port and Neston
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Burnley
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
City of Chester
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 6 June 1997
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Dunfermline West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Preston
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Oldham East and Saddleworth

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.