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FOUNTAINBRIDGE BREWERY, EDINBURGH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 735: tabled on 01 March 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 by the decision of Scottish and Newcastle plc to close the Fountainbridge brewery in Edinburgh, thus ending a brewing tradition that stretches back 255 years; notes the fact that this brewery is modern and efficient, thus enabling it to make a positive contribution to the finances of the company; recognises that the loyal workforce, often representing many generations who have worked for the company, will be confronted with compulsory redundancy; regrets the fact that the closure decision has been presented to the workforce and their trade unions as a fait accompli and thus denied them the opportunity of meaningful consultation with a view to saving the brewery from closure; recognises the arrangements with the small Caledonia brewery as being a fig leaf aimed at easing the concerns of Scottish consumers; and in consideration of these matters determines that the Board of Scottish and Newcastle plc should pay due regard to the views of workers and consumers by continuing its brewery activities at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

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.

Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2004
Falkirk East
Cook, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Livingston
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2004
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2004
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2004
Crosby
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Cunninghame South
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2004
South Swindon
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2004
Perth
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Clydesdale
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2004
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2004
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2004
Clwyd South
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Worsley
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Western Isles
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Central Fife
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Glasgow, Shettleston
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Mansfield
Picking, Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
East Lothian
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Kirkcaldy
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Ayr
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2004
Pendle
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Glasgow, Anniesland
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Motherwell and Wishaw
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Aberdeen North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2004
Nottingham South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 March 2004
Ceredigion
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2004
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2004
Conwy
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.