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Inmos And Asset-Stripping

EDM number 561 in 1991-92, proposed by Paul Flynn on 24/01/1992.

That this House insists that the Prime Minister, the Welsh Office and the Welsh Development Agency end their silence and inactivity on the stripping of assets from Inmos Ltd. by their French/Italian parent company Thomson SGS; notes that job cuts have reduced the workforce by half, many of the jobs having been exported overseas, and millions of pounds worth of production equipment has been shipped by Grenoble and Singapore; is alarmed that the British Government has failed to recognise the importance of the British high technology industry and refused to invest in British firms on the scale of French and Italian Governments; and believes that British technology and national trading strength would be seriously and irretrievably damaged if the British-invented and produced 'superchip', the transputer, now poised for mass use in colour fax machines and high definition computers, is asset-stripped from Britain by a French-Italian multi-national company, losing for Britain a rare and valuable lead in technology originally paid for by the British taxpayers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Paul Flynn24/01/1992Newport WestProposed
Raymond Powell24/01/1992OgmoreSigned
Alan Williams24/01/1992Swansea WestSigned
Harry Barnes27/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/01/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Cook27/01/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Alan Meale27/01/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey27/01/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Peter Hardy27/01/1992WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross27/01/1992Dundee WestSigned
John Reid27/01/1992Motherwell NorthSigned
Martin Redmond27/01/1992Don ValleySigned
John McAllion27/01/1992Dundee EastSigned
Ian McCartney28/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
John Evans28/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Kenneth Eastham28/01/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Cummings28/01/1992EasingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/01/1992Islington NorthSigned
Tony Lloyd28/01/1992StretfordSigned
Terry Lewis28/01/1992WorsleySigned
Peter Pike28/01/1992BurnleySigned
Robert Parry29/01/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
John Battle29/01/1992Leeds WestSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/01/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Keith Bradley29/01/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Illsley29/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Dawn Primarolo29/01/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Eddie Loyden29/01/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Donald Anderson30/01/1992Swansea EastSigned
Dennis Turner30/01/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Win Griffiths30/01/1992BridgendSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Alice Mahon30/01/1992HalifaxSigned
Doug Hoyle30/01/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Joyce Quin30/01/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Bill Michie04/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Gavin Strang04/02/1992Edinburgh EastSigned
Edward O'Hara05/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Huw Edwards07/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise25/02/1992PrestonSigned

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