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HP FACTORY IN ASTON, BIRMINGHAM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2126A1: tabled on 10 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Khalid Mahmood on 09 May 2006. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add `further recognises that HP sauce is a national icon with its trademark picture of the Houses of Parliament on every bottle; and demands that, as long as production remains out of Birmingham or the United Kingdom, Heinz UK

Original motion text

That this House condemns the proposal by Heinz UK & Ireland to close the HP factory in Aston, Birmingham and to relocate production to the Netherlands; is concerned at the loss of employment that this move will cause in an area which already has high unemployment; notes the longstanding history of HP in Aston, Birmingham and the positive contribution it has made to the local economy; further notes that the workers at HP Aston have worked hard to raise production and have performed to a high standard over the last few years; is further concerned that this factory will be closed without further consultation and consideration of other possible options; and calls on Heinz UK & Ireland to reconsider their plans and to engage constructively with unions and local politicians in order to ensure a positive outcome for this national institution and its workers.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.