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Redundancies At Corus

EDM number 1012 in 1999-00, proposed by Ian Cawsey on 24/07/2000.

That this House notes the 3,900 redundancies announced by Corus, the Anglo-Dutch steel producer, in North Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Teeside, Scotland and South Wales since June; further recognises that these redundancies mean that Corus have now made more people redundant than Rover have in the West Midlands; calls upon the Government to give the same co-ordinated ministerial support at a national level as they have given to Rover, shipbuilding and the coal industries in times of distress; deplores the lack of consultation with the ISTC and the other unions representing employees in the steel industry; believes that loyal and hardworking steel workers and their communities are being sacrificed for short-term gains to Corus' balance sheet at a time when the strength of the pound has begun to decrease; is appalled at the drawn out nature and 'spinning' of the redundancy announcements; and calls upon the Government to introduce legislation to ensure that UK employees and their representatives are consulted prior to any major redundancy announcements, thus enjoying the same level of fairness as their EC counterparts.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

Ian Cawsey24/07/2000Brigg & GooleLabourProposed
Ashok Kumar25/07/2000Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Frank Cook25/07/2000Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/07/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes25/07/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Simon Thomas25/07/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Alice Mahon26/07/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Rudi Vis26/07/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Eric Clarke26/07/2000MidlothianLabourSigned
Russell Brown26/07/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Bill Michie26/07/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones26/07/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Llew Smith26/07/2000Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/07/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn27/07/2000Newport WestLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt27/07/2000Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Bill Tynan27/07/2000Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg27/07/2000Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Win Griffiths27/07/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Tony Clarke27/07/2000Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Shona McIsaac27/07/2000CleethorpesLabourSigned
Eric Illsley27/07/2000Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/07/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara28/07/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John Austin28/07/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Ann Cryer23/10/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Marsha Singh23/10/2000Bradford WestLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham23/10/2000Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ron Davies23/10/2000CaerphillyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington23/10/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff23/10/2000Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Charlotte Atkins23/10/2000Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Harold Best23/10/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Dari Taylor23/10/2000Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Mark Todd23/10/2000South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Desmond Turner23/10/2000Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Rosie Winterton23/10/2000Doncaster CentralLabourSigned
Colin Burgon23/10/2000ElmetLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell23/10/2000Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Stephen Ladyman23/10/2000South ThanetLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp23/10/2000Houghton & Washington EastLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner23/10/2000BolsoverLabourSigned
Debra Shipley23/10/2000StourbridgeLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar23/10/2000Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Bill Rammell23/10/2000HarlowLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser23/10/2000DoverLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard23/10/2000St AlbansLabourSigned
Michael Clapham23/10/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Brian Iddon24/10/2000Bolton South EastLabourSigned
John Grogan24/10/2000SelbyLabourSigned
Ian Gibson24/10/2000Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Huw Edwards24/10/2000MonmouthLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra24/10/2000Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/10/2000Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/10/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Phil Hope26/10/2000CorbyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe30/10/2000LeighLabourSigned
Hilary Benn30/10/2000Leeds CentralLabourSigned
Alan Campbell01/11/2000TynemouthLabourSigned
Keith Darvill16/11/2000UpminsterLabourSigned

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