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ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY CLOSURES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 628: tabled on 08 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 expresses its grave concern at the proposal by BAe Systems to close down a number of Royal Ordnance Factory sites including Birtley, Bishopton, Blackburn, Nottingham, ROSM and to dispose of Chorley and Summerfield, resulting in the transfer out of the United Kingdom of a significant part of our ammunition manufacturing capability; recalls the failure of Belgium to supply artillery ammunition which had previously been manufactured at ROF Birtley during the Falklands campaign; deplores the effect that these closures will have on Britain's defence manufacturing capability; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to carry out an immediate review of the effect these closures will have on the United Kingdom's ability to conduct all of her defence tasks and commitments.

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.

Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Tyne Bridge
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Bishop Auckland
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Walsall South
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 11 April 2002
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Bridgend
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Jarrow
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Chorley
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
North Durham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Mansfield
Picking, Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
East Lothian
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Knowsley South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Portsmouth North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
City of Durham
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.