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East Surrey Water Company And Hon Member For Croydon South

EDM number 187 in 1994-95, proposed by Andrew Mackinlay on 05/12/1994.

That this House urges all honourable Members and the parliamentary lobby to read the speech delivered late at night on 1st December by the honourable Member for Croydon South when he told the House that the East Surrey Water Company has reported a profit increase last year of more than ú8.2 million pounds on a turnover of only ú25.5 million constituting a 45 per cent. increase for this, the third most expensive water company in the United Kingdom; notes that he went on to relate that in 1991 two directors held almost half the shares and enjoyed a dividend of ú1.17 million between them at a time when the consumers faced a 24 per cent. increase in their bills; shares his regret that despite the fact that Ofwat, in a letter dated 12th July 1991, expressed concern about the levels of prices, profits and dividends this toothless watchdog took no further action; now urges the honourable Member to indicate to his exploited constituents, the House and the press lobby his resolve to urge the President of the Board of Trade whom he serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary, to introduce statutory controls and intervention on behalf of the consumer in order to cut the huge profits and indefensible water charges of the East Surrey Water Company.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Andrew MacKinlay05/12/1994ThurrockProposed
Robert Parry06/12/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Jack Thompson06/12/1994WansbeckSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans06/12/1994St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings06/12/1994EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke06/12/1994MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale06/12/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey06/12/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion06/12/1994Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon06/12/1994HalifaxSigned
Peter Hardy06/12/1994WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross06/12/1994Dundee WestSigned
John Battle07/12/1994Leeds WestSigned
Tony Banks07/12/1994Newham North WestSigned
Janet Anderson07/12/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Gunnell07/12/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jean Corston07/12/1994Bristol EastSigned
Michael Connarty07/12/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Michie07/12/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Pike07/12/1994BurnleySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie07/12/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tommy Graham08/12/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall08/12/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Jim Dowd08/12/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/12/1994Islington NorthSigned
Michael Clapham08/12/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Anne Campbell08/12/1994CambridgeSigned
Eddie Loyden08/12/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Helen Jackson09/12/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Dennis Turner12/12/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ian McCartney14/12/1994MakerfieldSigned
Martin Redmond15/12/1994Don ValleySigned
Bill Etherington15/12/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Dennis Skinner10/01/1995BolsoverSigned
Martyn Jones10/01/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone10/01/1995Brent EastSigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned

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