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Spartan Redeugh Dispute

EDM number 566 in 1992-93, proposed by David Clelland on 25/09/1992.

That this House deplores Conservative employment legislation which is designed to deliver British workers, bound and gagged, into the hands of unscrupulous employers; notes the recent Workplace Industrial Relations Report which demonstrates the detrimental effects of these laws on British people with no corresponding economic or industrial benefits; condemns the Board of G.M. Firth (Holdings) plc in condoning the bullying and uncouth tactics of its American chairman who has, by the use of employment legislation, brought Spartan Redeugh, an efficient, profitable, respected manufacturing plant with a long history of excellent industrial relations to a standstill by the wholesale sacking of a loyal workforce; and calls upon the shareholders of G.M. Firth (Holdings) plc to investigate the circumstances surrounding the dispute, the past history of their chairman, the collapse in the value of their shares during the period of his chairmanship and the black future now facing the Gateshead plant and good Tyneside families as a result of his complete mishandling of the company's affairs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

David Clelland25/09/1992Tyne BridgeProposed
Dennis Turner25/09/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson25/09/1992WansbeckSigned
Kenneth Eastham25/09/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ronnie Campbell25/09/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Stephen Byers25/09/1992WallsendSigned
Bill Olner25/09/1992NuneatonSigned
John McWilliam25/09/1992BlaydonSigned
Eric Martlew25/09/1992CarlisleSigned
Joyce Quin25/09/1992Gateshead EastSigned
John Cummings19/10/1992EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley20/10/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
James Wray20/10/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/10/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes20/10/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks20/10/1992Newham North WestSigned
John Evans20/10/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/10/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Cook20/10/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Alan Meale20/10/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey20/10/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion20/10/1992Dundee EastSigned
Roy Hughes20/10/1992Newport EastSigned
David Hinchliffe20/10/1992WakefieldSigned
Peter Hardy20/10/1992WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross20/10/1992Dundee WestSigned
Bill Michie20/10/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alice Mahon21/10/1992HalifaxSigned
Bruce Grocott21/10/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
Win Griffiths21/10/1992BridgendSigned
Tommy Graham21/10/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bob Cryer21/10/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Harry Cohen21/10/1992LeytonSigned
Ken Livingstone21/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Colin Pickthall21/10/1992West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike22/10/1992BurnleySigned
Dennis Skinner22/10/1992BolsoverSigned
Terry Lewis22/10/1992WorsleySigned
Michael Clapham22/10/1992Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned

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