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YORK SUGAR FACTORY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2631: tabled on 24 July 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 concern about British Sugar's proposal to close its York sugar factory; calls on the company to explore alternatives to closure with its employees and their trade unions, and with its sugar beet growers and the National Farmers Union; asks the Government to publish a comparison of the average amount per employee payable under the statutory redundancy scheme with the average amount of compensation payable to sugar beet farmers under the EU farm payments scheme; calls on British Sugar, if it does close the factory, to seek to minimise the number of compulsory redundancies, and to compensate their redundant employees as generously as the Government and the company compensate farmers who cease growing sugar beet; calls on British Sugar to offer north of England growers contracts to supply sugar beet to their Newark factory; and calls on the Government to improve the administration of the Rural Payments Agency to ensure that farmers receive prompt payment of the money due to them whether they cease growing beet or continue to grow the crop.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Worthing West
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2006
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Keighley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 October 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Aberavon
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2006
Bishop Auckland
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2006
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Jarrow
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Tamworth
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Yorkshire
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Wolverhampton South West
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2006
South Antrim
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Dundee West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2006
North Antrim
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 July 2006
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
Castle Point
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.