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SUCCESS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1266: tabled on 19 May 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 congratulates the United Kingdom machine tool industry on its achievement in recording a trade surplus in 1993 for the first time since 1983; notes that it has come about despite a sharp fall in demand in the European Union which has traditionally accounted for 55 per cent. of United Kingdom machine tool exports; welcomes the strong growth recorded in exports to non-EU countries which increased by 25 per cent. during the year; draws particular attention to a 295 per cent. increase in exports to China which is now the United Kingdom's third largest market; and looks forward to the further success of the machine tool industry in building on its technological skills and vigorous export drive to develop new and expanding markets.

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.

Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1994
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1994
Workington
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Birmingham, Erdington
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1994
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Coventry South East
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1994
Dartford
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
St Helens North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Ilford South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Wentworth
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Barnsley Central
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Leicester West
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Clwyd South West
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Manchester Central
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Liverpool, Garston
Mandelson, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Hartlepool
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Burnley
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Coventry North West
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Dundee West
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Hammersmith
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Dunfermline West
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Sherwood
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1994
Bridlington
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Leicester East
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 1994
Keighley
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Bolton South East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

SUCCESS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY (Amendment 1)
at end add 'reiterates the calls by the Machine Tool Technologies Association the Engineering Employers Federation and the Manufacturing and Construction Industries Alliance that the Chancellor of the Exchequer should in his forthcoming Budget introduce measures to allow 100 per cent. capital allowances in the first year to encourage British industry to continue to invest in the new equipment and facilities which are essential if it is to remain competitive in world markets; and further observes that this latest evidence supports the observations by the Manufacturing and Construction Industries Alliance that fastest economic growth in coming years will not be in the European Community but in the Pacific Rim, South East Asia and North America and that it is upon those areas, and upon the former countries of the Soviet Bloc that Government and industry should be focussing their attention.'.
Conservative, Macclesfield
7
signatures
EDM 1266A1: tabled on 20 May 1994