Parliament Website

Job Losses In Stranraer

EDM number 1665 in 1992-93, proposed by Alex Salmond on 23/03/1993.

That this House notes with regret that Baby Deer of Stranraer, one of the few remaining manufacturing industries in Wigtown District, has gone into receivership; pays tribute to the skills and dedication of the Baby Deer workforce, who have manufactured brandname, quality children's shoes for almost three decades; is concerned that failure to sell the company as a going concern may result in the loss of 75 jobs in Stranraer, with a knock-on effect on the unemployment levels in Wigtown District, currently at 16 per cent. and the possible implications for 90 jobs at its subsidiary in Cumnock, Ayrshire; notes the confidence in the firm already demonstrated by Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Scotland, in whose Galloway and Upper Nithsdale constituency the Baby Deer factory is situated, to demonstrate his commitment to the firm and his constituents' jobs by exploring every avenue to ensure the sale of the company as a going concern and to investigate the possibility of granting special development area status to the area.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Alex Salmond23/03/1993Banff & BuchanProposed
Margaret Ewing23/03/1993MoraySigned
Andrew Welsh23/03/1993Angus EastSigned
Michael Connarty24/03/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Mike Gapes29/03/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Roy Beggs30/03/1993East AntrimSigned
John D Taylor31/03/1993StrangfordSigned
William Ross01/04/1993East LondonderrySigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.