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Fountainbridge Brewery, Edinburgh

EDM number 735 in 2003-04, proposed by David Hamilton on 01/03/2004.

That this House is concerned by the decision of Scottish and Newcastle plc to close the Fountainbridge brewery in Edinburgh, thus ending a brewing tradition that stretches back 255 years; notes the fact that this brewery is modern and efficient, thus enabling it to make a positive contribution to the finances of the company; recognises that the loyal workforce, often representing many generations who have worked for the company, will be confronted with compulsory redundancy; regrets the fact that the closure decision has been presented to the workforce and their trade unions as a fait accompli and thus denied them the opportunity of meaningful consultation with a view to saving the brewery from closure; recognises the arrangements with the small Caledonia brewery as being a fig leaf aimed at easing the concerns of Scottish consumers; and in consideration of these matters determines that the Board of Scottish and Newcastle plc should pay due regard to the views of workers and consumers by continuing its brewery activities at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

David Hamilton01/03/2004MidlothianLabourProposed
John Robertson01/03/2004Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Bill Tynan01/03/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Gavin Strang01/03/2004Edinburgh East & MusselburghLabourSigned
Irene Adams01/03/2004Paisley NorthLabourSigned
George Foulkes01/03/2004Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian H Donohoe01/03/2004Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Robin Cook01/03/2004LivingstonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne01/03/2004AyrLabourSigned
Lewis Moonie01/03/2004KirkcaldyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann McKechin01/03/2004Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
David Marshall01/03/2004Glasgow, ShettlestonLabourSigned
John MacDougall01/03/2004Central FifeLabourSigned
John Lyons01/03/2004Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz01/03/2004Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jimmy Hood01/03/2004ClydesdaleLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan01/03/2004West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Malcolm Savidge01/03/2004Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Frank Roy01/03/2004Motherwell & WishawLabourSigned
Michael Weir02/03/2004AngusScottish National PartySigned
Harry Barnes02/03/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing02/03/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Ann Cryer02/03/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale02/03/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara02/03/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle02/03/2004ChorleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/03/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice03/03/2004PendleLabourSigned
Simon Thomas03/03/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson04/03/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley04/03/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin04/03/2004Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Rudi Vis08/03/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Michael Clapham09/03/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas11/03/2004DagenhamLabourSigned
Julia Drown11/03/2004South SwindonLabourSigned
Martyn Jones12/03/2004Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty15/03/2004Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas15/03/2004CrosbyLabourSigned
Betty Williams15/03/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis16/03/2004WorsleyLabourSigned
Calum MacDonald16/03/2004Na h-Eileanan an IarLabourSigned
Rob Marris16/03/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Harold Best16/03/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray16/03/2004Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
John Barrett22/03/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Humble25/03/2004Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
David Crausby26/03/2004Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Russell Brown18/06/2004DumfriesLabourSigned

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