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Kraft Bid For Cadbury

EDM number 476 in 2009-10, proposed by Lynne Jones on 15/12/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Companies.

That this House celebrates the fact that Cadbury has shown both its capacity and potential as a standalone company to deliver sustainable growth through the production of high-quality products; notes with concern the hostile bid for Cadbury by the Kraft corporation; further notes with alarm Kraft's record of closing 22 plants and cutting 60,000 jobs in the past decade in a desperate bid to cut costs, and the high level of debt which Kraft already carries; is concerned about the ease with which a hostile takeover bid can be made for a UK company; fears that the takeover of a profitable and well-loved company will lead to further job losses on a considerable scale; believes that decisions concerning investment in UK and Ireland plants must be made in these isles and not in some far-off boardroom; and congratulates Unite the Union on its campaign to maintain Cadbury as an independent and successful company.

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

Lynne Jones15/12/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Jim Cunningham15/12/2009Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Richard Burden15/12/2009Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSeconded
Gisela Stuart15/12/2009Birmingham, EdgbastonLabourSeconded
Ken Purchase15/12/2009Wolverhampton North EastLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle15/12/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
Jon Cruddas15/12/2009DagenhamLabourSigned
Tom Watson15/12/2009West Bromwich EastLabourSigned
Ian Stewart15/12/2009EcclesLabourSigned
Bruce George15/12/2009Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/12/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/12/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan15/12/2009Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Martin Salter15/12/2009Reading WestLabourSigned
Terry Rooney15/12/2009Bradford NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams16/12/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton16/12/2009MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
John Battle16/12/2009Leeds WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/12/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin16/12/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Janet Dean16/12/2009BurtonLabourSigned
David Crausby16/12/2009Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/12/2009GowerLabourSigned
Brian Iddon16/12/2009Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice16/12/2009PendleLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore16/12/2009HendonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing05/01/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
John Hemming05/01/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson05/01/2010BlaydonLabourSigned
Angela Smith05/01/2010Sheffield, HillsboroughLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/01/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/01/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Drew07/01/2010StroudLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andy Reed07/01/2010LoughboroughLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins11/01/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes11/01/2010Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Dai Havard12/01/2010Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
George Howarth12/01/2010Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSigned
Paul Keetch12/01/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea12/01/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Roger Godsiff12/01/2010Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Katy Clark12/01/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Andrew Miller13/01/2010Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis13/01/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins14/01/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Clive Betts25/01/2010Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
David Hamilton08/02/2010MidlothianLabourSigned
Bill Olner22/02/2010NuneatonLabourSigned

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