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EDM (Early Day Motion) 802: tabled on 08 July 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 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 is appalled that Price Waterhouse Coopers, acting as receivers, and Lloyds TSB Bank, who profess to be a caring bank, despite being offered £1.3 million, the asking price for Tursdale Engineering, Bowburn, Durham, have rejected the offer in favour of breaking up the firm for £20,000 less, resulting in the loss of 120 skilled engineering jobs; calls on Price Waterhouse Coopers and Lloyds TSB Bank to explain why they took this incompetent decision; and notes that this typifies the attitude of banks to the communities in which they trade.