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Brewing Monopolies And Avoidable Closures

EDM number 358 in 1995-96, proposed by Alan Simpson on 31/01/1996.

That this House notes the article 'Mr Bung the Brewer' in Private Eye of 26th January detailing the loss of 250 jobs at the Home Ales brewery in Nottingham along with a further 200 at Courage in Halifax in the closure decisions made after the takeover by Scottish and Newcastle breweries; condemns the Government for blocking a referral of the takeover to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission which could have prevented this closure; recognises that Scottish and Newcastle has been a regular and generous donor to the Tory party but that its commercial interests are far from synonymous with the public interest; and calls on the honourable Member for Gedling, in whose area the Home Ales brewery is located, to ask his Conservative constituency party to return the ú5,000 donation made to them by Scottish and Newcastle.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Alan Simpson31/01/1996Nottingham SouthProposed
Alice Mahon31/01/1996HalifaxSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours31/01/1996WorkingtonSigned
Dennis Skinner01/02/1996BolsoverSigned
Lynne Jones01/02/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eddie Loyden01/02/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Bill Michie01/02/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Rhodri Morgan01/02/1996Cardiff WestSigned
Neil Gerrard01/02/1996WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman01/02/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Harry Barnes01/02/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Jack Thompson01/02/1996WansbeckSigned
Paddy Tipping01/02/1996SherwoodSigned
Dennis Turner01/02/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ken Livingstone02/02/1996Brent EastSigned
Robert Wareing05/02/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
John Cummings05/02/1996EasingtonSigned
Max Madden05/02/1996Bradford WestSigned
John Heppell06/02/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Michael Connarty06/02/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe06/02/1996LeighSigned
Bill Etherington06/02/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
John Evans06/02/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Paul Flynn06/02/1996Newport WestSigned
Tony Banks06/02/1996Newham North WestSigned
Robert Parry07/02/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Mike Hall07/02/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg07/02/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Michael Clapham08/02/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Win Griffiths08/02/1996BridgendSigned
Hugh Bayley08/02/1996York, City ofSigned
Colin Pickthall15/02/1996West LancashireSigned
Martyn Jones28/02/1996Clwyd South WestSigned

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