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Labour Party And Aid To Malaysia (No. 2)

EDM number 857 in 1993-94, proposed by Anthony Grant 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 South of England at Knight Piesold (Ashford), Ewbank Preece (Brighton), Cementation Piling and Foundations (Rickmansworth), Rexroth Ltd (Huntingdon), Daval (UK) Ltd (London), Accurate Controls Ltd (Poole), Smith Hobson (Milton Keynes), Bayham Ltd (Basingstoke), Castell Safety International (London), Bannerbridge (Basildon), Silicair Dryer Ltd (Middlesex), Clifford & Snell (Surrey), Atlas Copco Tools Ltd (Hemel Hempstead), Abbey Hose Company (Barking), Blakely Electrics Ltd (Ware), Eflo International Ltd (Weybridge), Ralco Tubings Ltd (Watford). United Tyre Co Ltd (Bristol), Greenham Export (Isleworth) and Comtec HK Ltd (Tunbridge), 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 Asia regional market.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Anthony Grant15/03/1994Cambridge South WestProposed
David Lidington15/03/1994AylesburySigned
Julian Brazier15/03/1994CanterburySigned
David Congdon15/03/1994Croydon North EastSigned
Nirj Deva15/03/1994Brentford & IsleworthSigned
Bob Dunn15/03/1994DartfordSigned
John Ward15/03/1994PooleSigned
John Whittingdale15/03/1994Colchester South and MaldonSigned
David Nicholson16/03/1994TauntonSigned
Michael Stern16/03/1994Bristol North WestSigned
Nicholas Winterton17/03/1994MacclesfieldSigned
Marion Roe18/03/1994BroxbourneSigned

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