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Mr Brian Walker And The Wda

EDM number 532 in 1991-92, proposed by Paul Flynn on 22/01/1992.

That this House condemns the Welsh Development Agency's decision to give a grant of ú50,000 to Mr Brian Walker, in spite of his past record of calamities, including his first factory in Wisbech destroyed by fire in March 1986, his second business at the Croda site in Merthyr destroyed by fire in March 1987, his third business at Taff Vale Works destroyed by fire, a fourth business a wine bar in Merthyr destroyed by fire in 1989; notes in addition three of his companies have been wound up in 1989 and 1991 with debts of ú284,000, ú11,000 and ú21,000, respectively; notes that he is now preparing to open an indoor children's pleasure park in Newport, Gwent, for work on which he has at least three unpaid debts to local firms of ú20,000, ú15,000 and ú18,000; recalls that in one of the fires staff had to flee for their lives; is alarmed that a person with Mr Walker's safety record proposes to supervise children in an indoor children's play area in an adapted building; and deplores the use of public money to sustain Mr Walker in business.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Paul Flynn22/01/1992Newport WestProposed
Kim Howells22/01/1992PontypriddSigned
Alun Michael22/01/1992Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Win Griffiths22/01/1992BridgendSigned
Alan Williams22/01/1992Swansea WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie23/01/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Dennis Turner23/01/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes23/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Huw Edwards23/01/1992MonmouthSigned
John Cummings23/01/1992EasingtonSigned
Frank Cook23/01/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Alan Meale23/01/1992MansfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone23/01/1992Brent EastSigned
Eric Illsley23/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Dennis Skinner23/01/1992BolsoverSigned
Martin Redmond23/01/1992Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry23/01/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Bill Michie23/01/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ron Davies24/01/1992CaerphillySigned
Peter Hardy27/01/1992WentworthSigned
Joyce Quin28/01/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Ian McCartney28/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
John Evans28/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
John Battle29/01/1992Leeds WestSigned
James Wray30/01/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned

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