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Future Of The Defence Industry

EDM number 530 in 1990-91, proposed by David Clelland on 25/02/1991.

That this House believes that, as confirmed by Options for Change and, notwithstanding the conflict in the Gulf, future prospects for defence production and procurement will continue to decline; further believes that this will lead to a reduction in levels of employment in the defence industry and the potential loss of high levels of skill and competence; recognises the importance of retaining the skills and experience of the defence industry in the interests of the revitalisation and advancement of British manufacturing; and urges Her Majesty's Government to initiate immediate discussions with all parties involved in the defence industry with a view to ensuring, either by diversification or the development of new engineering opportunities, that the valuable skills of the industry and the employment prospects of its workers are protected.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

David Clelland25/02/1991Tyne BridgeProposed
Martin Redmond25/02/1991Don ValleySigned
John McWilliam25/02/1991BlaydonSigned
Roland Boyes25/02/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours25/02/1991WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen25/02/1991LeytonSigned
Harry Barnes25/02/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Jack Thompson25/02/1991WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner25/02/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Michael Welsh25/02/1991Doncaster NorthSigned
John McAllion26/02/1991Dundee EastSigned
Mike Watson26/02/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
John Battle26/02/1991Leeds WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie26/02/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/02/1991LeighSigned
Bill Michie26/02/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey26/02/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney26/02/1991MakerfieldSigned
Ernie Ross26/02/1991Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry26/02/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Roy Hughes27/02/1991Newport EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg27/02/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Stuart Bell27/02/1991MiddlesbroughSigned
Hilary Armstrong27/02/1991North West DurhamSigned
Bruce Grocott27/02/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Paul Flynn27/02/1991Newport WestSigned
John Evans27/02/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Ron Davies27/02/1991CaerphillySigned
Eric Illsley28/02/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Paul Murphy28/02/1991TorfaenSigned
Bob Cryer28/02/1991Bradford SouthSigned
John Cummings28/02/1991EasingtonSigned
Robert Hughes04/03/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Keith Bradley04/03/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Terry Davis06/03/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Win Griffiths06/03/1991BridgendSigned
Robert Wareing06/03/1991Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Joyce Quin07/03/1991Gateshead EastSigned
George Howarth07/03/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Tommy Graham14/03/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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