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Debenhams and the Arcadia Group

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1239: tabled on 03 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its concern for the estimated 26,000 workers affected by this week’s announcements by both Debenhams and the Arcadia Group that they will be entering administration; recognises that many of these workers will have worked for these companies for much of their life and may have to find new work in an extremely challenging job market; further expresses its concern for what this will mean for local High Streets and those in these companies’ supply chains across the country who will be affected; calls on the Government to do what it can to ensure that pension pots are protected despite these announcements; and further calls upon the Government to work with trade unions and workers affected in ensuring that those affected are treated fairly and adequately throughout this process.

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.

Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Stirling
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
East Renfrewshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Dundee East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow Central
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Brent Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2020
Strangford
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Stockport
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Livingston
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Salford and Eccles
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Glenrothes
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.