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Closure Of Memory Lane Cakes, Warrington

EDM number 64 in 1997-98, proposed by Helen Southworth on 03/06/1997.

That this House recognises the efforts made by the workforce of Memory Lane, Warrington, to increase productivity and rationalise working arrangements such that the Warrington site management in early May of this year could applaud service levels in excess of 99 per cent., low complaint levels and an ability to innovate new products at higher selling prices which were recognised by the then owner, Grand Met Food, as enhancing the site reputation for providing consistently good quality at better than average value; further recognises that this increase in productivity has been made by a skilled local workforce which has demonstrated commitment and flexibility in order to ensure an effective future for the company in Warrington and security of employment for the 500 employees; notes that the new owner, Mr Richard Ashness, has announced on 27th May his intention to close the site at Warrington and transfer production elsewhere; and calls on Mr Ashness to reconsider his decision in view of the track record of achievement by the Warrington workforce.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Helen Southworth03/06/1997Warrington SouthLabourProposed
Helen Jones03/06/1997Warrington NorthLabourSeconded
Dave Watts03/06/1997St Helens NorthLabourSeconded
Derek Twigg03/06/1997HaltonLabourSeconded
Gerry Bermingham03/06/1997St Helens SouthLabourSeconded
David Borrow03/06/1997South RibbleLabourSigned
Phil Woolas03/06/1997Oldham East & SaddleworthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer03/06/1997Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Ian Stewart03/06/1997EcclesLabourSigned
Hazel Blears03/06/1997SalfordLabourSigned
Paul Goggins03/06/1997Wythenshawe & Sale EastLabourSigned
Lorna Fitzsimons03/06/1997RochdaleLabourSigned
Louise Ellman03/06/1997Liverpool, RiversideLabour Co-operativeSigned
Maria Eagle03/06/1997Liverpool, GarstonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin03/06/1997Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Chaytor03/06/1997Bury NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Miller03/06/1997Ellesmere Port & NestonLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden03/06/1997Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ivan Lewis03/06/1997Bury SouthLabourSigned
Tom Levitt03/06/1997High PeakLabourSigned
Joan Humble03/06/1997Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Beverley Hughes03/06/1997Stretford & UrmstonLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle03/06/1997ChorleyLabourSigned
Geraldine Smith03/06/1997Morecambe & LunesdaleLabourSigned
Christine Russell03/06/1997Chester, City ofLabourSigned
Peter Pike03/06/1997BurnleyLabourSigned
Ben Chapman03/06/1997Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner04/06/1997BolsoverLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone04/06/1997Brent EastLabourSigned
Harry Barnes04/06/1997North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Robert Wareing04/06/1997Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rachel Squire05/06/1997Dunfermline WestLabourSigned
Angela Smith06/06/1997BasildonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Martyn Jones06/06/1997Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/06/1997Newport WestLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe09/06/1997LeighLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis09/06/1997Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
John Gunnell09/06/1997Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Audrey Wise09/06/1997PrestonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley10/06/1997Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/06/1997Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tommy Graham11/06/1997West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara12/06/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Michie18/06/1997Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara18/06/1997Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Mike HallUnknownWithdrawn

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