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Ladbrokes/coral Merger

EDM number 1402 in 1997-98, proposed by Alex Salmond on 08/06/1998.

That this House notes with satisfaction the referral by Her Majesty's Government to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission of the proposed acquisition by Ladbrokes of the Coral bookmaking chain; believes that the merger would create an unacceptable monopoly for Ladbrokes in the off-course betting industry, amounting to nearly 40 per cent. of betting office turnover, and thereby seriously restrict competition and customer choice; is concerned also that it would confer excessive influence on Ladbrokes in the running of the betting subsidiary services SIS and BAGS; and calls upon the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to recommend to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry that Ladbrokes be required to divest itself of the Coral chain in its entirety in order to protect the public interest.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alex Salmond08/06/1998Banff & BuchanScottish National PartyProposed
Neil Gerrard08/06/1998WalthamstowLabourSeconded
John McAllion08/06/1998Dundee EastLabourSeconded
Rosie Winterton08/06/1998Doncaster CentralLabourSeconded
Dafydd Wigley08/06/1998CaernarfonPlaid CymruSeconded
David Maclean08/06/1998Penrith & The BorderConservativeSeconded
Stephen Hepburn08/06/1998JarrowLabourSigned
John McDonnell08/06/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington08/06/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Irene Adams08/06/1998Paisley NorthLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray08/06/1998Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Peter Pike09/06/1998BurnleyLabourSigned
Bob Russell09/06/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Ashok Kumar09/06/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Vincent Cable09/06/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman09/06/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
John Austin10/06/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis10/06/1998Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Eric Clarke10/06/1998MidlothianLabourSigned
Ivor Caplin10/06/1998HoveLabourSigned
John McWilliam10/06/1998BlaydonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara10/06/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp10/06/1998Houghton & Washington EastLabourSigned
Bill Michie10/06/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton11/06/1998MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis11/06/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie11/06/1998Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean11/06/1998BurtonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson11/06/1998Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Eleanor Laing11/06/1998Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Eric Illsley11/06/1998Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Tom Cox15/06/1998TootingLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/06/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey17/06/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer17/06/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
David Taylor17/06/1998North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Barnes29/06/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Michael Clapham02/07/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone15/07/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/07/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan MealeUnknownWithdrawn

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