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CLOSURE OF THE MICHELIN TYRE FACTORY IN BALLYMENA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 662: tabled on 05 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 grave concern about the closure of the Michelin Tyre Factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, which has been in operation since 1969 and will result in the loss of more than 860 jobs; acknowledges the need for constructive talks and to ensure that the employees facing this devastating news receive the best possible packages as well as receiving all the help they can be offered in securing future employment; and notes that this is extremely disappointing news for the wider Ballymena area and will have a detrimental impact on the local economy.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.