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Takeover Of William Cook

EDM number 390 in 1996-97, proposed by Richard Caborn on 14/01/1997.

That this House calls on the Office of Fair Trading and the Department of Trade and Industry to refer the present takeover bid by Triplex Lloyd for William Cook to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission; believes a detailed evaluation of the kind the Monopolies and Mergers Commission can carry out is necessary in this case; further believes that the restructuring of the steel castings industry over the last decade, resulting in one of the most competitive such industries, should not be put in jeopardy by an ill-conceived takeover; understands the crucial relevance of the company to Britain's defence industrial base; and requests that the financial institutions properly evaluate the industrial strength of this sector and base their decision on the long-term interest of the investor and the customer, and not on short-term gain.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Richard Caborn14/01/1997Sheffield CentralProposed
Clive Betts14/01/1997Sheffield, AttercliffeSeconded
Irvine Patnick14/01/1997Sheffield, HallamSeconded
Bill Michie14/01/1997Sheffield, HeeleySeconded
Derek Fatchett14/01/1997Leeds CentralSeconded
Kevin Barron14/01/1997Rother ValleySeconded
Michael Clapham14/01/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
David Blunkett14/01/1997Sheffield, BrightsideSigned
Tony Benn14/01/1997ChesterfieldSigned
Harry Barnes14/01/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Hilary Armstrong14/01/1997North West DurhamSigned
Denis MacShane14/01/1997RotherhamSigned
Helen Jackson14/01/1997Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
David Hinchliffe14/01/1997WakefieldSigned
Peter Hardy14/01/1997WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner14/01/1997BolsoverSigned
Alan Meale15/01/1997MansfieldSigned
Nicholas Winterton15/01/1997MacclesfieldSigned
Mike Hall15/01/1997Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Evans15/01/1997St Helens NorthSigned
Jean Corston15/01/1997Bristol EastSigned
Eric Clarke15/01/1997MidlothianSigned
Keith Bradley15/01/1997Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone15/01/1997Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones15/01/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Brian Jenkins15/01/1997Staffordshire South EastSigned
Roy Hughes15/01/1997Newport EastSigned
Peter Pike15/01/1997BurnleySigned
James Callaghan15/01/1997Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Norman Godman16/01/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tony Banks16/01/1997Newham North WestSigned
Alan Simpson16/01/1997Nottingham SouthSigned
Colin Pickthall16/01/1997West LancashireSigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Eric Illsley21/01/1997Barnsley CentralSigned
Michael Connarty21/01/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Mildred Gordon21/01/1997Bow and PoplarSigned
Jack Thompson21/01/1997WansbeckSigned
Richard Burden22/01/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Jeff Ennis23/01/1997Barnsley EastSigned
Martyn Jones30/01/1997Clwyd South WestSigned

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