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Astra Training Services (In Receivership) And Ast Training Ltd.

EDM number 2451 in 1992-93, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 18/10/1993.

That this House deplores the collusion of AST Training Ltd and Arthur Andersen, receivers of Astra Training Services, the privatised skillcentre network of the Department of Employment, which has enabled AST to buy 13 of the 27 Astra training centres, including premises at Cardiff and Port Talbot, while alternative purchasers were unable to get information from Arthur Andersen; considers the Secretary of State for Employment's lack of interest in the collapse of Britain's only collective provision of engineering and electronic craft and technician level training into the arms of Patrick Doyle, Chief Executive of AST, a convicted fraudster with an appalling track record in employment and training practices, to be negligent hand washing of the worst kind; and calls on the Office of Fair Trading to investigate whether AST's newly acquired dominant market position in skill training is in the public interest.

This motion has been signed by a total of 65 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan18/10/1993Cardiff WestProposed
Jon Owen Jones18/10/1993Cardiff CentralSigned
Martyn Jones18/10/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Paul Murphy18/10/1993TorfaenSigned
Paul Flynn18/10/1993Newport WestSigned
Nick Ainger18/10/1993PembrokeSigned
Bill Michie19/10/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley19/10/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Clarke19/10/1993MidlothianSigned
Frank Cook19/10/1993Stockton NorthSigned
John Cummings19/10/1993EasingtonSigned
John Evans19/10/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman19/10/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Mike Hall19/10/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Harry Barnes19/10/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Jimmy Boyce19/10/1993RotherhamSigned
Paddy Tipping19/10/1993SherwoodSigned
Alan Meale19/10/1993MansfieldSigned
Ian McCartney19/10/1993MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion19/10/1993Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1993Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones19/10/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Roy Hughes19/10/1993Newport EastSigned
Kevin Hughes19/10/1993Doncaster NorthSigned
Peter Hardy19/10/1993WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner19/10/1993BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross19/10/1993Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall19/10/1993West LancashireSigned
Jean Corston20/10/1993Bristol EastSigned
Neil Gerrard20/10/1993WalthamstowSigned
John Gunnell20/10/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Battle20/10/1993Leeds WestSigned
Clive Betts20/10/1993Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Jack Thompson20/10/1993WansbeckSigned
Mike Watson20/10/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Helen Jackson20/10/1993Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Edward O'Hara20/10/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Eddie Loyden20/10/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Barry Jones20/10/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
John Heppell20/10/1993Nottingham EastSigned
John Spellar20/10/1993Warley WestSigned
Nick Raynsford20/10/1993GreenwichSigned
Max Madden20/10/1993Bradford WestSigned
Michael Connarty20/10/1993Falkirk EastSigned
John Hutton21/10/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
Eric Illsley21/10/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Chris Mullin21/10/1993Sunderland SouthSigned
Ann Coffey21/10/1993StockportSigned
Janet Anderson21/10/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tony Banks21/10/1993Newham North WestSigned
Peter Pike22/10/1993BurnleySigned
Clive Soley25/10/1993HammersmithSigned
Alex Carlile25/10/1993MontgomerySigned
Win Griffiths25/10/1993BridgendSigned
Bridget Prentice26/10/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Llin Golding26/10/1993Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Dennis Turner26/10/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Michael Clapham27/10/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Gerry Steinberg27/10/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Greg Pope28/10/1993HyndburnSigned
Alan Simpson28/10/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Tony Worthington28/10/1993Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Andrew MacKinlay02/11/1993ThurrockSigned
Nigel Jones04/11/1993CheltenhamSigned
Bob Cryer04/11/1993Bradford SouthSigned

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