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SAINT-GOBAIN TAKE-OVER OF BIWATER, CLAY CROSS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1084: tabled on 24 October 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 214 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 finds it to be totally unacceptable that the French-based multi-national company Saint-Gobain should have acquired the shares of Biwater (Clay Cross) Ltd for the immediate purposes of closing the plant; is deeply concerned that this will lead to the loss of 700 jobs and the devastation of the local community; is aware that Saint-Gobain's objectives in moving to close the plant are (a) to destroy the pipe manufacturing capacity of a key rival, especially in international markets, (b) to capture Biwater's extensive and growing order book, essentially for transfer to overseas companies and (c) to transfer and asset strip the plant's machinery; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to prevent the closure by making full and effective use of powers available to him under the Fair Trading Act 1973, which includes the possibility of setting up an immediate inquiry into the take-over by the Competition Commission and halting all moves to close the plant while the Commission undertakes an in-depth investigation which it is believed will lead to the saving of the plant and the condemnation of Saint-Gobain's actions.

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.

Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Falmouth and Camborne
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
West Ham
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Rother Valley
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2000
East Antrim
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2000
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2000
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2000
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2000
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Workington
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Crosby
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Llanelli
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Bishop Auckland
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2000
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2000
Romsey
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Romford
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Reading East
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Leeds North East
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2000
Oxford West and Abingdon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
Wakefield
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Chorley
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Ms Fiona
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Newark
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2000
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Stafford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Liverpool, Walton
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Derby North
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Manchester Central
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
Leicester South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Medway
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2000
East Hampshire
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2000
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Dumbarton
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2000
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2000
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Wansdyke
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Broxtowe
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Dudley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Loughborough
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2000
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2000
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Vale of Glamorgan
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Blaenau Gwent
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
North West Leicestershire
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Leominster
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2000
West Tyrone
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2000
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Wigan
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Claire
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Watford
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2000
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Walsall North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2000
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2000
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2000
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.