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TRANSBUS INTERNATIONAL PLC PROPOSED PLAXTON FACTORY CLOSURE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 645: tabled on 08 May 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 regrets the Transbus International plc announcement of the proposed closure of the Plaxton bus and coach factory, Eastfield, Scarborough at the end of the working day on Thursday 3rd May; is concerned that this proposal will deny 700 employees future employment and consequential loss of contracts to suppliers and sub-contractors in North Yorkshire and will result in one out of 20 members of the local workforce losing their livelihoods; notes that the withdrawal of the company will jeopardise future employment opportunities in Scarborough and North Yorkshire with the potential collapse of the local economy; commends the actions taken by Plaxton employees, local authorities and regional government agencies with the support of Her Majesty's Government in establishing an Eastfield rapid reaction taskforce to secure a sustainable outcome for the people of Scarborough; and supports representations by the honourable Member for Scarborough and Whitby to Her Majesty's Government for the enhancement of the economic prospects for the communities of Eastfield, Scarborough and North Yorkshire by urgent consideration of a special assisted area status for Scarborough, progress for upgrading of the A64 transport corridor to the North Yorkshire coast and the continued fullest support for the Eastfield rapid reaction taskforce.

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.

Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Tynemouth
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Cunninghame South
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Bishop Auckland
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Ilford South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Jarrow
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Clwyd South
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Derby North
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Worsley
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Amber Valley
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Great Grimsby
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Wansbeck
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Nuneaton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Dover
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Harlow
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Bradford North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Chatham and Aylesford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Hemsworth
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Wigan
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Swansea West
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Doncaster Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.