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Labour Party And Aid To Malaysia

EDM number 856 in 1993-94, proposed by Fergus Montgomery on 15/03/1994.

That this House deplores the irresponsible posturing and continued smear and innuendo by the Labour Party over the provision of aid to Malaysia by the ODA, particularly for the Pergau Dam project; notes that statements by the honourable Members for Monklands West, Copeland and others have jeopardised previously excellent trading relations with Malaysia and have therefore seriously put at risk jobs throughout the North of England and Scotland at GEC Alsthom (Liverpool), Kvaerner Bovine (Doncaster), Whessoe (Darlington), Keller Colcrete (West Yorkshire), Hystat Systems Ltd. (Huddersfield), George Turton Platt & Co. Ltd. (Sheffield), Whitley Ltd. (Otley), Reyton Metals Electrical Division (Wakefield), Landon Engineering Ltd. (Newcastle upon Tyne), International Transformers Ltd. (Manchester), Loundsdale Electric Ltd, (Renfrew), Thyssen Carfield Ltd. (Altrincham), R. Smith & Sons Ltd. (Birkenhead), Tubeline Components Ltd. (Widnes), IMI Yorkshire Alloys Ltd. (Leeds), Instrument Transformers (East Kilbride), Leyden Transmission Ltd. (West Yorkshire), Hansen Transmissions (Huddersfield). Rodley Engineering Ltd. (Leeds), Instrument Transformer Ltd. (East Kilbride), Edmunson Electrical Ltd. (Merseyside), Newey & Eyre Ltd. (Liverpool), Grove Worldwide Ltd. (Sunderland), Senior Hargreaves (Bury) , R. F. Winder (West Yorkshire), all of whom have contracts indirectly or directly concerning the Pergau Dam; would remind Labour honourable Members of their responsibilities towards the jobs and living standards of their constituents, responsibilities which ought to transcend Labour's obsession with cheap political point scoring; and concludes that Labour's Business Plan for Britain is exposed as the ineffectual fig-leaf for effective policy that it is, as Labour honourable Members appear to be prepared, in practice, to sacrifice the business orders, exports and related jobs of thousands of British workers, for the opportunity to attack Britain's trading partners in the increasingly important South East Asian regional market.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Fergus Montgomery15/03/1994Altrincham and SaleProposed
Donald Thompson15/03/1994Calder ValleySeconded
Quentin Davies15/03/1994Stamford and SpaldingSeconded
John Sykes15/03/1994ScarboroughSeconded
Nick Hawkins15/03/1994Blackpool SouthSeconded
Stephen Day15/03/1994CheadleSigned
David Nicholson16/03/1994TauntonSigned
Ann Winterton16/03/1994CongletonSigned
Nicholas Winterton17/03/1994MacclesfieldSigned
Keith Hampson23/03/1994Leeds North WestSigned
Michael BatesUnknownWithdrawn

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