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Redundancies At De La Rue, Gateshead

EDM number 95 in 1998-99, proposed by John McWilliam on 08/12/1998.

That this House condemns the actions of De La Rue, and in particular Mr Mark Jeffries and Mr James Hussey, directors for the Bank Notes Division, in announcing that they intend to proceed with major redundancies at their Gateshead plant, in spite of an agreement reached in July this year with the trade unions, and assurances given to the honourable Member for Blaydon, to accept a maximum of 100 voluntary redundancies and to enter into discussions to improve efficiency and production of Gateshead with a view to maximising employment at the plant; notes that, despite the fact that the required voluntary redundancies have been taken and that proposals to improve efficiency and productivity have already been implemented, the company has begun to starve the plant of work and has now announced that it will save only 25 jobs out of the original 375 redundancy notices; also notes that these actions threaten the future of bank note printing within the UK and the security of supplies of bank notes to the UK's friends and allies overseas, as well as the technological developments at De La Rue's printing plants abroad; and calls upon the company to withdraw these notices forthwith and to comply with the previous agreement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 73 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John McWilliam08/12/1998BlaydonLabourProposed
Tom Pendry08/12/1998Stalybridge & HydeLabourSigned
Ian Stewart08/12/1998EcclesLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg08/12/1998Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Anne Begg08/12/1998Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Charlotte Atkins08/12/1998Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick08/12/1998Poplar & Canning TownLabourSigned
Ian Davidson08/12/1998Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe08/12/1998LeighLabourSigned
Jim Cousins08/12/1998Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Robin Corbett08/12/1998Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Michael Connarty08/12/1998Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Harry Cohen08/12/1998Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Paul Clark08/12/1998GillinghamLabourSigned
Jamie Cann08/12/1998IpswichLabourSigned
Terry Rooney08/12/1998Bradford NorthLabourSigned
Malcolm Savidge08/12/1998Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Peter Snape08/12/1998West Bromwich EastLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn08/12/1998JarrowLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle08/12/1998ChorleyLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar08/12/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
John Marek08/12/1998WrexhamLabourSigned
Jim Marshall08/12/1998Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe08/12/1998Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Bill Michie08/12/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/12/1998Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Clark08/12/1998South ShieldsLabourSigned
Desmond Turner09/12/1998Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Harry Barnes09/12/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ian Gibson09/12/1998Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Bruce George09/12/1998Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin09/12/1998Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Clapham09/12/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
John Cummings09/12/1998EasingtonLabourSigned
Ted Rowlands09/12/1998Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson09/12/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alan Keen09/12/1998Feltham & HestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Dennis Skinner09/12/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/12/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Anthony D Wright10/12/1998Great YarmouthLabourSigned
John Austin10/12/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John Cryer10/12/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Tony Clarke10/12/1998Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra10/12/1998Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp10/12/1998Houghton & Washington EastLabourSigned
Ivan Henderson10/12/1998HarwichLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall10/12/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/12/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore14/12/1998HendonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing14/12/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Audrey Wise15/12/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis15/12/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Roger Berry15/12/1998KingswoodLabourSigned
Eric Clarke15/12/1998MidlothianLabourSigned
Norman Godman15/12/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Oona King16/12/1998Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Tony McWalter16/12/1998Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gareth Thomas16/12/1998Harrow WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer17/12/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Valerie Davey17/12/1998Bristol WestLabourSigned
Joe Ashton11/01/1999BassetlawLabourSigned
Harold Best11/01/1999Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Gerry Bermingham11/01/1999St Helens SouthLabourSigned
Denzil Davies11/01/1999LlanelliLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham11/01/1999Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Christine Butler11/01/1999Castle PointLabourSigned
Eric Illsley14/01/1999Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Tony Benn18/01/1999ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Keith Darvill16/02/1999UpminsterLabourSigned
John McDonnell05/03/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Peter Pike16/03/1999BurnleyLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone05/05/1999Brent EastLabourSigned
Gerry SutcliffeUnknownWithdrawn

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