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Thomas Cook And The Welsh Language

EDM number 1667 in 2006-07, proposed by Hywel Williams on 11/06/2007.

That this House is surprised that Thomas Cook, the second biggest travel agency in Europe and a world-wide leader in the industry, flying to over 1,000 destinations all over the world, should think it necessary and proper to ban its staff in Wales from discussing business in Welsh; supports the workers who oppose the ban; notes that this ban does not extend to selling holidays to Welsh-speaking customers; believes that the company has entirely misread the public mood in Wales; predicts that their action will lead to a loss of business both from the ever growing number of Welsh speakers and from potential customers all over the world who oppose and ridicule petty oppressions; and furthermore holds that in this case travel clearly does not broaden the mind.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Hywel Williams11/06/2007CaernarfonPlaid CymruProposed
Michael Weir12/06/2007AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Hywel Francis12/06/2007AberavonLabourSeconded
Alan Reid12/06/2007Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Williams12/06/2007CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd12/06/2007Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSeconded
Martin Caton12/06/2007GowerLabourSigned
Andrew George12/06/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus MacNeil12/06/2007Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Angus Robertson13/06/2007MorayScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/06/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Rob Marris13/06/2007Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell13/06/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis13/06/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Pete Wishart13/06/2007Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Stewart Hosie13/06/2007Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Dai Davies13/06/2007Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Jo Swinson14/06/2007East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway14/06/2007Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Paul Flynn14/06/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Durkan15/06/2007FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Bottomley18/06/2007Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jennifer Willott19/06/2007Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams19/06/2007Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson19/06/2007North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech19/06/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark19/06/2007North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Richard Taylor19/06/2007Wyre ForestIndependentSigned
Evan Harris19/06/2007Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch20/06/2007HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell20/06/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nia Griffith21/06/2007LlanelliLabourSigned
Adam Price25/06/2007Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Brian Jenkins25/06/2007TamworthLabourSigned
John Hemming26/06/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington28/06/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alex Salmond03/07/2007Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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