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GEC SWITCHGEAR, HIGHER OPENSHAW, MANCHESTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 518: tabled on 21 January 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 deplores the intransigence of the management of GEC Switchgear, Higher Openshaw, Manchester, in its deliberations with representatives of the workforce and its insistence on the compulsory redundancies of 142 workers, when an interim result announcement shows profits of ú346 million and an order book currently standing at ú10.8 billion, looks forward to achieving long-term growth and boasts increased expenditure on research and development; realises that obviously these statistics are meaningless to the sacked workers at the Openshaw factory who are regarded by the management as surplus to requirements; regrets that the workers will themselves become mere statistics on the ever-increasing scrap heap of the unemployed; and calls on the Chairman and top management to intervene to save the jobs and future of this company.

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.

Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Denton and Reddish
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Manchester, Withington
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1992
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Heywood and Middleton
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Tyne Bridge
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Stockton North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
St Helens North
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Falkirk East
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Glasgow, Maryhill
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Wallsend
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Ashfield
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Wakefield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Knowsley North
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Warrington North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1992
Clwyd South West
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1992
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Oldham Central and Royton
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Halifax
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Leicester South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Dundee East
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1992
Halton
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Barnsley East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1992
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1992
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1992
Ogmore
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Don Valley
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Dundee West
Sheldon, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Ashton-under-Lyne
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1992
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Doncaster North
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Glasgow, Provan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.