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Electricty Costs For The Steel Industry

EDM number 151 in 1991-92, proposed by Peter Hardy on 13/11/1991.

That this House notes with alarm that production at Rotherham Engineering Steel has had to be seriously reduced as a result of the increased price of electricity so that one furnace is now closed and the two remaining are not operated during evening hours; notes that the additional charges made by the electricity supply industry would add up to an extra ú65 on the price of a tonne of engineering steel; expresses astonishment that this modern and hitherto successful business should have been forced into such a position; wonders whether Rotherham Engineering Steel will be able to maintain its very significant contribution to the national economy, not least by its previously substantial export achievement, regrets that Ministers seem neither to care about nor to fully understand the problem; and calls for such urgent action as might reveal a modicum of common sense.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Peter Hardy13/11/1991WentworthProposed
Terry Patchett13/11/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Richard Caborn13/11/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Bob Cryer13/11/1991Bradford SouthSigned
Patrick Duffy13/11/1991Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Kevin Barron13/11/1991Rother ValleySigned
David Young13/11/1991Bolton South EastSigned
Bill Michie14/11/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Harry Barnes14/11/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Tom Cox14/11/1991TootingSigned
Frank Cook14/11/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Keith Bradley14/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey14/11/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion14/11/1991Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon14/11/1991HalifaxSigned
Robert Litherland14/11/1991Manchester CentralSigned
David Hinchliffe14/11/1991WakefieldSigned
Ernie Ross14/11/1991Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond14/11/1991Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry15/11/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tony Banks15/11/1991Newham North WestSigned
Eric Illsley20/11/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
David Clelland21/11/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Dennis Turner21/11/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Peter Pike22/11/1991BurnleySigned
Roy Hughes22/11/1991Newport EastSigned
Ken Livingstone27/11/1991Brent EastSigned
Jack Thompson03/12/1991WansbeckSigned

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