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Safeway Takeover

EDM number 748 in 2002-03, proposed by Colin Breed on 24/02/2003.

That this House notes that if any of the bids from Asda, Morrison, Sainsbury or Tesco to take over the supermarket chain Safeway were successful it would result in a considerable increase in the concentration of market share in grocery retailing; further notes the Competition Commission in 2000 found that some of the practices of the supermarkets resulting from the existing level of concentration are anti-competitive and operate against the public interest; believes that further concentration of power amongst the biggest supermarkets may have significant adverse impacts on consumer choice, local economies, smaller and independent retailers, farmers and other suppliers; and calls on the British Government to intervene by ordering a comprehensive investigation by the Competition Commission into these issues in relation to all the bids including an assessment of impacts at the regional and local level.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Colin Breed24/02/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratProposed
Adrian Sanders24/02/2003TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross24/02/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George24/02/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey24/02/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell25/02/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones25/02/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/02/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Marsden25/02/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow25/02/2003Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Cunningham25/02/2003WorkingtonLabourSigned
Simon Thomas25/02/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Holmes26/02/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew26/02/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gordon Marsden28/02/2003Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Julia Drown03/03/2003South SwindonLabourSigned
John Barrett04/03/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Huw Edwards04/03/2003MonmouthLabourSigned
Brian Sedgemore04/03/2003Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Mark Oaten04/03/2003WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris06/03/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Desmond Swayne06/03/2003New Forest WestConservativeSigned
David Borrow12/03/2003South RibbleLabourSigned
David Heath13/03/2003Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jackie Lawrence13/03/2003Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
John Pugh14/03/2003SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Jones14/03/2003Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Roger Berry17/03/2003KingswoodLabourSigned
Steve Webb19/03/2003NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Iain Coleman28/03/2003Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Diana Organ08/04/2003Forest of DeanLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt10/04/2003CrawleyLabourSigned
Lembit 01/07/2003MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim KnightUnknownWithdrawn

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