Parliament Website

Brittany Ferries

EDM number 230 in 2005-06, proposed by John McDonnell on 25/05/2005.

That this House is deeply concerned at the recent announcement by Brittany Ferries that it is to withdraw from the proposed acquisition of two P & O Ferries vessels on the Western Channel; notes that P & O Ferries has stated that it intends to discontinue services on the Portsmouth to Le-Havre route from September; believes that the decision of the Office of Fair Trading not to approve the acquisition of these ships by Brittany Ferries, and the consequent lengthy referral to the Competition Commission, damaged the UK ferry industry and led to the potential dismissal of 270 UK seafarers; further notes that if neither operator continues services there will be no ferry service from the United Kingdom to Caen, Cherbourg or Le Havre and that these dismissals are in addition to a further 900 redundancies for United Kingdom seafarers who have also been dismissed as part of the same exercise within the P & O Ferries Group; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to intervene in this matter with the companies concerned and to ensure that the United Kingdom ferry industry retains a core of United Kingdom seafaring skills.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John McDonnell25/05/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Gwyn Prosser25/05/2005DoverLabourSeconded
Brian H Donohoe25/05/2005Central AyrshireLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock25/05/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Harry Cohen25/05/2005Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn25/05/2005Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Adam Price06/06/2005Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner06/06/2005BolsoverLabourSigned
Ann Cryer06/06/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing06/06/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle07/06/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis07/06/2005AberavonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson08/06/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Drew08/06/2005StroudLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/06/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Iris Robinson08/06/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Stephen Pound08/06/2005Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn08/06/2005JarrowLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins09/06/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/06/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin09/06/2005Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/06/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Richard Burden13/06/2005Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
David Hamilton13/06/2005MidlothianLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds14/06/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alan Meale16/06/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
David Crausby29/06/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/07/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones20/07/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Katy Clark20/07/2005North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jim McGovern20/07/2005Dundee WestLabourSigned
Linda Riordan20/07/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Peter LawUnknownWithdrawn

Download raw data as csv or xml.