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Job Losses In The Newspaper Industry

EDM number 591 in 1995-96, proposed by Max Madden on 07/03/1996.

That this House expresses concern at the latest job losses at the Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers, in which more than 40 journalists are being made redundant, and the accompanying attack on trade union rights, including the de-recognition of the National Union of Journalists and the threatened dismissal of the Father of the NUJ Chapel; regrets the decision taken almost two years ago by the then President of the Board of Trade to waive the required reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission of the take-over bid by a consortium led by Mirror Group Newspapers; and seeks an urgent select committee inquiry into the financial and industrial problems of the national newspaper industry, which threaten more job cuts and newspaper closures this year.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Max Madden07/03/1996Bradford WestProposed
Dennis Skinner08/03/1996BolsoverSigned
Roy Hughes08/03/1996Newport EastSigned
Ken Livingstone08/03/1996Brent EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/03/1996Islington NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe11/03/1996LeighSigned
Norman Godman11/03/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tony Banks11/03/1996Newham North WestSigned
Eddie Loyden12/03/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Maria Fyfe12/03/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Michael Connarty12/03/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Michael Clapham12/03/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Keith Bradley12/03/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie12/03/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Lynne Jones12/03/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Robert Hughes12/03/1996Aberdeen NorthSigned
Harry Barnes13/03/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Steinberg13/03/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Mike Hall13/03/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Jean Corston13/03/1996Bristol EastSigned
Chris Mullin13/03/1996Sunderland SouthSigned
Austin Mitchell13/03/1996Great GrimsbySigned
Peter Hardy13/03/1996WentworthSigned
James Callaghan13/03/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Alan Simpson14/03/1996Nottingham SouthSigned
Alice Mahon14/03/1996HalifaxSigned
Robin Corbett14/03/1996Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Tom Cox14/03/1996TootingSigned
Martin Redmond18/03/1996Don ValleySigned
Denis MacShane18/03/1996RotherhamSigned
Neil Gerrard18/03/1996WalthamstowSigned
Tony Benn18/03/1996ChesterfieldSigned
Tommy Graham19/03/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Gerry Bermingham19/03/1996St Helens SouthSigned
Nick Harvey21/03/1996North DevonSigned
Angela Eagle21/03/1996WallaseySigned
Win Griffiths21/03/1996BridgendSigned
John Gunnell27/03/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Bill Etherington28/03/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Terry Rooney17/04/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Martyn Jones23/04/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Anne Campbell24/04/1996CambridgeSigned
Diane Abbott25/04/1996Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Nigel Jones21/05/1996CheltenhamSigned

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