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Further Redundancy And Exchange Closures At British Telecom

EDM number 747 in 1991-92, proposed by Max Madden on 25/02/1992.

That this House expresses deep concern at British Telecom's latest announcement about telephone exchange closures and staff redundancy; notes that 14 operator assistance centres will close, including Waltham Cross, Croydon, Ilford, Ealing, Watford, Nottingham, Brighton and Swansea; further notes 13 directory assistance centres will close, including Bradford, Preston, Bolton, Peterborough, Reading and Portsmouth; understands in Bradford there are claims that calls have been switched to York to justify the closure of facilities in Bradford and that working shifts have been re-organised dramatically without proper consultation or notice; and calls upon British Telecom to halt their latest closure and redundancy programme pending an enquiry conducted by the appropriate House of Commons Select Committee in which all interested parties would have the opportunity of expressing views about the future development of this vital communications service.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Max Madden25/02/1992Bradford WestProposed
Terry Rooney25/02/1992Bradford NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle25/02/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Bob Cryer25/02/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Graham Allen25/02/1992Nottingham NorthSigned
Alice Mahon26/02/1992HalifaxSigned
Harry Barnes26/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Huw Edwards26/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie26/02/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Cook26/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Bill Michie26/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale26/02/1992MansfieldSigned
Terry Lewis26/02/1992WorsleySigned
Eric Illsley26/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Roy Hughes26/02/1992Newport EastSigned
Robert Parry26/02/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
John Evans27/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Tom Cox27/02/1992TootingSigned
Ian McCartney27/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Peter Hardy27/02/1992WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner27/02/1992BolsoverSigned
Keith Bradley27/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Dave Nellist02/03/1992Coventry South EastSigned
Chris Smith03/03/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Eric Martlew03/03/1992CarlisleSigned
Norman Godman03/03/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Michael Welsh03/03/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned
Terry Fields04/03/1992Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Jack Thompson04/03/1992WansbeckSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/03/1992Durham, City ofSigned
David Lambie04/03/1992Cunninghame SouthSigned
Eddie Loyden05/03/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Cummings05/03/1992EasingtonSigned
Dennis Turner05/03/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Peter Pike11/03/1992BurnleySigned
Tony Lloyd11/03/1992StretfordSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned
Peter HainUnknownWithdrawn

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