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Eu/us Banana Dispute

EDM number 687 in 1998-99, proposed by Jim Marshall on 26/05/1999.

That this House is concerned about the situation that has developed regarding Beamglow, a packaging company in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire as a result of the ongoing banana dispute between the European Union and the United States of America; notes that the narrow nature of the definition of packaging that the United States has detailed for sanctions falls almost wholly on this one company; recognises that unless urgent assistance is given to this company, which is carrying over 90 per cent. for the category of printed cartons, this will inevitably result in closure of the company; and urges the Government to underwrite the tariff duty by extending the band scheme that was agreed for the cashmere industry.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Jim Marshall26/05/1999Leicester SouthLabourProposed
Ian Gibson26/05/1999Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Fabian Hamilton26/05/1999Leeds North EastLabourSeconded
Terry Rooney26/05/1999Bradford NorthLabourSeconded
Andrew MacKinlay26/05/1999ThurrockLabourSeconded
Jim Fitzpatrick26/05/1999Poplar & Canning TownLabourSeconded
Tom Cox08/06/1999TootingLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/06/1999Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin08/06/1999Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John McWilliam09/06/1999BlaydonLabourSigned
Bill Michie09/06/1999Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Norman Godman09/06/1999Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/06/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/06/1999KeighleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner14/06/1999BolsoverLabourSigned
Roy Beggs14/06/1999East AntrimUUPSigned
Alan Simpson15/06/1999Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andrew George15/06/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon17/06/1999HalifaxLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins24/06/1999Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell01/07/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara01/07/1999Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill14/07/1999OchilLabourSigned
Roger Berry15/07/1999KingswoodLabourSigned

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