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Wages In The Textile Industry

EDM number 576 in 1991-92, proposed by Robert Litherland on 29/01/1992.

That this House notes that, while there are many areas of low paid employment within the textile industry, the firm of Coats Viyella is one of the few where wage bargaining has taken wage levels well above those proposed by the Labour Party as a national minimum wage, i.e. ú3. 40 per hour; and expresses surprise, therefore, that Coats Viyella should claim that a national minimum wage would cost jobs, especially as a minimum wage provision has in no way deterred the company from operating in countries such as France where strong minimum wage legislation prevails.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Robert Litherland29/01/1992Manchester CentralProposed
William McKelvey30/01/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
James Wray30/01/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
John Battle30/01/1992Leeds WestSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Evans30/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings30/01/1992EasingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell30/01/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Keith Bradley30/01/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale30/01/1992MansfieldSigned
John McAllion30/01/1992Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon30/01/1992HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden30/01/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tony Lloyd30/01/1992StretfordSigned
Eric Illsley30/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross30/01/1992Dundee WestSigned
Dawn Primarolo30/01/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Peter Pike30/01/1992BurnleySigned
Bill Michie04/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Jimmy Hood05/02/1992ClydesdaleSigned
Edward O'Hara05/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Bob Cryer05/02/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/02/1992LeighSigned
Huw Edwards05/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Clive Soley05/02/1992HammersmithSigned
Patrick Duffy06/02/1992Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
David Clelland10/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Irene Adams11/02/1992Paisley NorthSigned
Max Madden17/02/1992Bradford WestSigned
Eric Martlew03/03/1992CarlisleSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
David Lambie12/03/1992Cunninghame SouthSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned
Frank Doran12/03/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned

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