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BIRDS EYE CLOSURE IN GRIMSBY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1707: tabled on 12 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 concerned at the proposal by Birds Eye (Unilever Frozen Foods) to close its Grimsby factory which has operated productively and profitably for 50 years, putting 620 people out of work and rewarding their longstanding partnership with the company with P45s; believes that, rather than rushing to close to maintain an excessively high rate of return in the face of competitive markets, Unilever, as a good corporate citizen of Grimsby with a very good record as an employer and investor in the training of its workforce, and a producer of top of the range product, should fight back by investing, re-equipping, innovating and developing new opportunities and new products in collaboration with its workforce, rather than surrendering to future fears and rewarding their loyal cooperation with redundancy; further believes that any firm which does not compete to serve the consumer in new ways with new products and competitive, efficient production relegates itself to a long-term decline and a return on capital doomed to fall remorselessly; and calls on the parent Unilever Group to intervene to stop a closure which shames the name of the firm.

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 Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Croydon Central
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Hendon
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2004
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Sunderland North
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2004
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Chorley
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2004
Feltham and Heston
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Cleethorpes
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Wansbeck
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2004
Nuneaton
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Ilford North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Dover
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2004
Strangford
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Dundee West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Kettering
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Stourbridge
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Bradford West
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2004
South Derbyshire
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.