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Proposed Closure Of Langford Food Research Laboratory

EDM number 319 in 1989-90, proposed by Dawn Primarolo on 16/01/1990.

That this House congratulates the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists for presenting the 40,000 signature petition to 10 Downing Street; believes that this is a clear expression of the public's concern at the closure of Langford at a time when consumers are becoming more aware and concerned at the quality and safety of food and therefore public health; notes that Langford has been in the forefront of research on listeria, botulism, cook-chill, chlorofluorocarbons in refrigeration and the safety of microwave ovens and that this research is of the immediate application for the benefit of everyone, which is unique; calls on the Government, in the light of its proposed legislation on Food Safety, immediately to reverse its decision to close Langford, thus saving the jobs of 120 scientists and acting in the best interests of the public as a whole, who have a right to know that the food that is available for their consumption is of the highest standard and is safe to eat.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Dawn Primarolo16/01/1990Bristol SouthProposed
Max Madden16/01/1990Bradford WestSigned
Norman Godman16/01/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans16/01/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Ron Davies16/01/1990CaerphillySigned
Bob Cryer16/01/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Roland Boyes16/01/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Elliot Morley16/01/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Alice Mahon16/01/1990HalifaxSigned
Tony Lloyd16/01/1990StretfordSigned
Geraint Howells16/01/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
George Howarth16/01/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Nigel Spearing16/01/1990Newham SouthSigned
Brian Sedgemore16/01/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Martin Redmond16/01/1990Don ValleySigned
Peter Pike16/01/1990BurnleySigned
John Battle17/01/1990Leeds WestSigned
Kevin Barron17/01/1990Rother ValleySigned
Harry Barnes17/01/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths17/01/1990BridgendSigned
George Galloway17/01/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
John Cummings17/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Alan Meale17/01/1990MansfieldSigned
Roy Hughes17/01/1990Newport EastSigned
Jimmy Hood17/01/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Peter Hardy17/01/1990WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner17/01/1990BolsoverSigned
Bill Michie17/01/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Chris Smith18/01/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Terry Lewis18/01/1990WorsleySigned
Tom Cox18/01/1990TootingSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Gerry Steinberg18/01/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Alan Wynne Williams19/01/1990CarmarthenSigned
Donald Anderson22/01/1990Swansea EastSigned
Andrew Faulds22/01/1990Warley EastSigned
Alex Carlile22/01/1990MontgomerySigned
Richard Caborn22/01/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
Eric Illsley23/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Ian McCartney23/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas23/01/1990Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Jack Thompson23/01/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
Adam Ingram24/01/1990East KilbrideSigned
Keith Bradley24/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Frank Doran24/01/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
John Garrett24/01/1990Norwich SouthSigned
Allan Rogers25/01/1990RhonddaSigned
Martyn Jones31/01/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Alf Morris02/04/1990Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Barry Sheerman02/07/1990HuddersfieldSigned
Tony Benn10/07/1990ChesterfieldSigned

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