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FURTHER REDUNDANCY AND EXCHANGE CLOSURES AT BRITISH TELECOM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 747: tabled on 25 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House expresses deep concern at British Telecom's latest announcement about telephone exchange closures and staff redundancy; notes that 14 operator assistance centres will close, including Waltham Cross, Croydon, Ilford, Ealing, Watford, Nottingham, Brighton and Swansea; further notes 13 directory assistance centres will close, including Bradford, Preston, Bolton, Peterborough, Reading and Portsmouth; understands in Bradford there are claims that calls have been switched to York to justify the closure of facilities in Bradford and that working shifts have been re-organised dramatically without proper consultation or notice; and calls upon British Telecom to halt their latest closure and redundancy programme pending an enquiry conducted by the appropriate House of Commons Select Committee in which all interested parties would have the opportunity of expressing views about the future development of this vital communications service.

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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Tooting
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Easington
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Monmouth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
St Helens North
Fields, Terry
Independent Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Ashfield
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Warrington North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Barnsley Central
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Cunninghame South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Halifax
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Carlisle
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Nellist, Mr Dave
Independent Labour
Signed on 2 March 1992
Coventry South East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Burnley
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Bradford North
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Islington South and Finsbury
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Doncaster North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Preston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FURTHER REDUNDANCY AND EXCHANGE CLOSURES AT BRITISH TELECOM (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and in the case of the Swansea closure, calls upon the Welsh Affairs Select Committee to hold an inquiry into the effects and risks that would arise from moving the South West Wales 999 emergency call service to Newport, Gwent; reminds British Telecom that the 1989 removal of these services to Cardiff, a move opposed by police, fire and ambulance services, had to be reversed; believes that local knowledge can be of crucial life-saving importance in emergency situations; and calls upon the secretaries of state for Wales and for Trade and Industry to intervene on behalf of the residents of South West Wales.'.,
Labour, Swansea West
3
signatures
EDM 747A1: tabled on 4 March 1992