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LABOUR PARTY AND AID TO MALAYSIA (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 857: tabled on 15 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 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 irresponsible posturing and continued smear and innuendo by the Labour Party over the provision of aid to Malaysia by the ODA, particularly for the Pergau Dam project; notes that statements by the honourable Members for Monklands West, Copeland and others have jeopardised previously excellent trading relations with Malaysia and have therefore seriously put at risk jobs throughout the South of England at Knight Piesold (Ashford), Ewbank Preece (Brighton), Cementation Piling and Foundations (Rickmansworth), Rexroth Ltd (Huntingdon), Daval (UK) Ltd (London), Accurate Controls Ltd (Poole), Smith Hobson (Milton Keynes), Bayham Ltd (Basingstoke), Castell Safety International (London), Bannerbridge (Basildon), Silicair Dryer Ltd (Middlesex), Clifford & Snell (Surrey), Atlas Copco Tools Ltd (Hemel Hempstead), Abbey Hose Company (Barking), Blakely Electrics Ltd (Ware), Eflo International Ltd (Weybridge), Ralco Tubings Ltd (Watford). United Tyre Co Ltd (Bristol), Greenham Export (Isleworth) and Comtec HK Ltd (Tunbridge), all of whom have contracts indirectly or directly concerning the Pergau Dam; would remind Labour honourable Members of their responsibilities towards the jobs and living standards of their constituents, responsibilities which ought to transcend Labour's obsession with cheap political point scoring; and concludes that Labour's Business Plan for Britain is exposed as the ineffectual fig-leaf for effective policy that it is, as Labour honourable Members appear to be prepared, in practice, to sacrifice the business orders, exports and related jobs of thousands of British workers, for the opportunity to attack Britain's trading partners in the increasingly important South East Asia regional market.