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EDM number 652 in 1995-96, proposed by Robert N Wareing on 25/03/1996.

That this House condemns the decision of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company to increase the pay of its Chief Executive by ú87,000 a year, raising his salary by 38 per cent. to ú316,000 a year; notes that he has a futher opportunity over the next two years to increase his income by a further ú293,000 by taking up share options; is concerned that Mr Furlong's elevation to the league of overpaid executives has come to light against the backdrop of a damaging industrial dispute to which the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company management has contributed in large measure by their perfunctory sacking of 329 dockers thus inflicting hardship on the men and their families; notes that the sacked dockers enjoy the support of church leaders and the community at large in condemning the Victorian approach to working practices in management relations with a loyal work force who have played their full part in reviving the fortunes of the Port of Liverpool; and believes that the insensitive decision to give such a colossal pay rise to its Chief Executive will do nothing to create the climate in which the docks dispute can be amicably settled.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Robert Wareing25/03/1996Liverpool, West DerbyProposed
Robert Parry25/03/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Joe Benton25/03/1996BootleSigned
Eddie Loyden25/03/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jane Kennedy25/03/1996Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Ernie Ross26/03/1996Dundee WestSigned
Dennis Skinner26/03/1996BolsoverSigned
Lynne Jones26/03/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Robert Litherland26/03/1996Manchester CentralSigned
John McAllion26/03/1996Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey26/03/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Michie26/03/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Gordon Oakes26/03/1996HaltonSigned
Michael Connarty26/03/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/03/1996LeighSigned
Harry Barnes27/03/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall27/03/1996Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell27/03/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Edward O'Hara27/03/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Rachel Squire27/03/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
John Cummings27/03/1996EasingtonSigned
Peter Hardy28/03/1996WentworthSigned
Bill Etherington28/03/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Joan Walley28/03/1996Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Ken Livingstone29/03/1996Brent EastSigned
Kevin McNamara01/04/1996Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Michael Clapham01/04/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Eric Illsley02/04/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Kenneth Eastham02/04/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Alice Mahon02/04/1996HalifaxSigned
Roland Boyes16/04/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Janet Anderson16/04/1996Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Martyn Jones23/04/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Terry Rooney24/04/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours02/05/1996WorkingtonSigned
Peter KilfoyleUnknownWithdrawn

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