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United Kingdom Textile And Clothing Industries

EDM number 415 in 1990-91, proposed by Max Madden on 05/02/1991.

That this House urges Her Majesty's Government to ensure that, in the event of continuation of the GATT Uruguay Round talks beyond their scheduled completion date, appropriate steps are taken to extend the term of the current Multi-Fibre Arrangement so as to maintain an orderly framework for world trade in textiles and clothing and to protect the interests of the 480,000 people employed in these industries in the United Kingdom; moreover, calls upon Her Majesty's Government to modify the UK/EEC negotiating position by pressing for (1) strengthened anti-dumping rules and safeguard mechanisms which would allow for selective action to be implemented when the threat of injury and disruption to the United Kingdom textile and clothing industries is identified, (2) the inclusion of a social development clause recognising basic International Labour Organisation standards to improve working conditions in exporting countries and (3) improved market access and harmonisation of textile tariffs not only to heavily protected markets of the developing countries but also to developed countries such as the USA who have excessive tariff barriers against UK/ EEC produced textile goods.

This motion has been signed by a total of 81 MPs.

Max Madden05/02/1991Bradford WestProposed
Rhodri Morgan05/02/1991Cardiff WestSigned
Peter Pike05/02/1991BurnleySigned
Elliot Morley05/02/1991Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Paul Murphy05/02/1991TorfaenSigned
Gordon Oakes05/02/1991HaltonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/02/1991Islington NorthSigned
Bob Cryer05/02/1991Bradford SouthSigned
Terry Davis05/02/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Frank Doran05/02/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Harry Ewing05/02/1991Falkirk EastSigned
Paul Flynn05/02/1991Newport WestSigned
Maria Fyfe05/02/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
George Galloway05/02/1991Glasgow HillheadSigned
Mildred Gordon05/02/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Irene Adams05/02/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/02/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Gavin Strang05/02/1991Edinburgh EastSigned
Dennis Turner05/02/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Audrey Wise05/02/1991PrestonSigned
James Wray05/02/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
David Young05/02/1991Bolton South EastSigned
Robert Hughes05/02/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Bill Michie05/02/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Robert Parry05/02/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Patchett05/02/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Terry Rooney05/02/1991Bradford NorthSigned
Ernie Ross05/02/1991Dundee WestSigned
Peter Shore05/02/1991Bethnal Green and StepneySigned
Dennis Skinner05/02/1991BolsoverSigned
Roy Hughes05/02/1991Newport EastSigned
Adam Ingram05/02/1991East KilbrideSigned
Greville Janner05/02/1991Leicester WestSigned
William McKelvey05/02/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale05/02/1991MansfieldSigned
Kevin McNamara05/02/1991Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Martyn Jones05/02/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
John McAllion05/02/1991Dundee EastSigned
Eric Martlew05/02/1991CarlisleSigned
Jim Marshall05/02/1991Leicester SouthSigned
David Marshall05/02/1991Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Alice Mahon05/02/1991HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden05/02/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Terry Lewis05/02/1991WorsleySigned
Tom Cox06/02/1991TootingSigned
Keith Vaz06/02/1991Leicester EastSigned
Harry Barnes06/02/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans06/02/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Alexander Eadie06/02/1991MidlothianSigned
Ron Davies06/02/1991CaerphillySigned
Alistair Darling06/02/1991Edinburgh CentralSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe06/02/1991LeighSigned
David Clelland06/02/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Keith Bradley06/02/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
David Lambie06/02/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Eric Illsley06/02/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Jimmy Hood06/02/1991ClydesdaleSigned
Martin Smyth06/02/1991Belfast SouthSigned
Harry Cohen06/02/1991LeytonSigned
Hilary Armstrong07/02/1991North West DurhamSigned
Mike Watson07/02/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Roy Beggs07/02/1991East AntrimSigned
Llin Golding07/02/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie07/02/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings07/02/1991EasingtonSigned
Tom Clarke07/02/1991Monklands WestSigned
Tony Lloyd07/02/1991StretfordSigned
Doug Hoyle07/02/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Peter Hardy07/02/1991WentworthSigned
Eddie McGrady12/02/1991South DownSigned
Austin Mitchell13/02/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Jack Thompson14/02/1991WansbeckSigned
Norman Godman18/02/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse21/02/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
James Kilfedder04/03/1991North DownSigned
Cecil Walker06/03/1991Belfast NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds09/05/1991Warley EastSigned
Peter Snape10/05/1991West Bromwich EastSigned
Robin Corbett15/05/1991Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody20/05/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned

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