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British Coal Mine Service Centres

EDM number 2051 in 1992-93, proposed by Eric Illsley on 19/05/1993.

That this House notes with increasing concern the position of the four British coal mine service centres at Shafton, Tursdale, Bestwood and Ashington which have been deliberately starved of work since October 1992 and whose workforces are now decreasing through a policy of demoralisation and redundancy; is concerned at the inevitable financial losses to the centres, caused by the actions of British Coal in concentrating their efforts in looking for work in the private sector and not from within the mining industry which, in the case of Shafton Workshops, could total ú1 million by the end of the last financial year; questions the involvement of British Coal senior management in discussions with Vista-UDM relating to the construction of recycling plants which may be to ensure the future of the two mine service centres which have UDM majority membership at the expense of the workshops at Shafton and Ashington; is dismayed that British Coal is concerned with the privatisation of the workshops at the earliest opportunity; and therefore calls upon them to reverse this policy and ensure the future of all the mine service centres with work from within the mining industry.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

Eric Illsley19/05/1993Barnsley CentralProposed
Terry Patchett19/05/1993Barnsley EastSigned
Jack Thompson19/05/1993WansbeckSigned
Harry Barnes19/05/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Gunnell19/05/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/05/1993LeighSigned
John Cummings19/05/1993EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke19/05/1993MidlothianSigned
Michael Clapham19/05/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/05/1993Blyth ValleySigned
Kevin Hughes19/05/1993Doncaster NorthSigned
Jimmy Hood19/05/1993ClydesdaleSigned
Peter Hardy19/05/1993WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner19/05/1993BolsoverSigned
Martin Redmond19/05/1993Don ValleySigned
Dennis Turner20/05/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Janet Anderson20/05/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Mike Hall20/05/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Win Griffiths20/05/1993BridgendSigned
Norman Godman20/05/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans20/05/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd20/05/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Tom Cox20/05/1993TootingSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/05/1993Islington NorthSigned
Eddie Loyden20/05/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone20/05/1993Brent EastSigned
Terry Lewis20/05/1993WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones20/05/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Helen Jackson20/05/1993Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Glenda Jackson20/05/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Roy Hughes20/05/1993Newport EastSigned
Llew Smith20/05/1993Blaenau GwentSigned
Colin Pickthall20/05/1993West LancashireSigned
Keith Bradley20/05/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ernie Ross24/05/1993Dundee WestSigned
Barry Jones24/05/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
John McAllion24/05/1993Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/05/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Tony Banks24/05/1993Newham North WestSigned
Bridget Prentice25/05/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/05/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Bill Michie26/05/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ian Davidson26/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Mike Watson26/05/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Meale27/05/1993MansfieldSigned
Derek Enright27/05/1993HemsworthSigned
Robert Parry07/06/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tony Benn07/06/1993ChesterfieldSigned
Martyn Jones10/06/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Bill Etherington10/06/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Jimmy Boyce10/06/1993RotherhamSigned
Paul Murphy15/06/1993TorfaenSigned
Llin Golding30/06/1993Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
George Howarth01/07/1993Knowsley NorthSigned

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