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Conduct Of Mcdonalds

EDM number 1198 in 1990-91, proposed by George Galloway on 24/07/1991.

That this House deplores the reprehensible act of artistic bullying committed by the fast food multinational, McDonalds, upon young Glasgow playwrights Steve Brown and Jenny Fraser, whose play 'MacBurgers - Real Neat Scotch Fare' first hounded and now effectively banned by heavy handed legal actions co-ordinated from the company's head office in Illinois, simply seeks to highlight the appalling working conditions many young people working in the fast food industry endure and is in any case fiction which does not mention McDonalds once; is appalled that through the threat of protracted and expensive legal action McDonalds, a multi-million pound company, has forced the authors to sign an undertaking that they will never again allow their work to be performed anywhere; notes that the total exposure to date of the play is at Stirling District Youth Theatre, RSAMD Junior School, the Village Theatre, East Kilbride, and Phantom Production; and condemns this gross over-reaction on the part of the company which brings their whole enterprise into disrepute.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

George Galloway24/07/1991Glasgow HillheadProposed
Ernie Ross24/07/1991Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion24/07/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/07/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
James Wray24/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Dennis Skinner25/07/1991BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy25/07/1991WentworthSigned
Alan Meale25/07/1991MansfieldSigned
Frank Cook25/07/1991Stockton NorthSigned
John Cummings25/07/1991EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes25/07/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Alice Mahon15/10/1991HalifaxSigned
Mike Watson15/10/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Andrew Faulds15/10/1991Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/10/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/10/1991Islington NorthSigned
Ian McCartney15/10/1991MakerfieldSigned
Bill Michie16/10/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley16/10/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Harry Cohen16/10/1991LeytonSigned
John Evans16/10/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle17/10/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Eric Illsley17/10/1991Barnsley CentralSigned

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