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NEC JOB LOSSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 605: tabled on 18 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 notes with concern the decision of electronics firm, NEC, to close its plant at Livingston by March 2002 and to make its full 1,260 workforce redundant; further notes that this announcement will come as a devastating blow to the workers of the plant, especially in the run up to Christmas and that the news will be deeply disappointing to the entire West Lothian area, still recovering from a series of recent job cut announcements, including the loss of 3,000 jobs at Motorola in Bathgate and 800 jobs at Continental Tyres in Newbridge; and calls on West Lothian Council officials, Ministers from the Scottish Executive and Scotland Office to work closely with the management of NEC, to investigate any possible future for the plant and to ensure that every action is taken to assist those who are made redundant to find alternative employment.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.