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Retail Sector Slump

EDM number 2996 in 2010-12, proposed by Steve McCabe on 24/04/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Economic situation and Service industries.

That this House is concerned at the ever rising number of high street retailers who are entering administration in England and Wales; notes that since the beginning of 2012 the number of retailers entering administration has risen 15 per cent compared to the same time last year; further notes that the total number of businesses, including retailers, which went bust in England and Wales went up in 2011 after having fallen slightly in 2010; believes that these results show that the Government's plans to redress the loss in public sector employment through private sector employment is failing; and calls on the Government to re-evaluate schemes which would bring much needed support and stability to our high street and small retailers such as a temporary cut in VAT.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Stephen McCabe24/04/2012Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Joan Ruddock24/04/2012Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSeconded
Clive Betts24/04/2012Sheffield South EastLabourSeconded
Dave Watts24/04/2012St Helens NorthLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon24/04/2012North TynesideLabourSeconded
Alex Cunningham24/04/2012Stockton NorthLabourSeconded
Barry Sheerman24/04/2012HuddersfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/04/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin24/04/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn25/04/2012JarrowLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma25/04/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/04/2012GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/04/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner25/04/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
David Simpson25/04/2012Upper BannDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/04/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden26/04/2012Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn26/04/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Katy Clark26/04/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy26/04/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd30/04/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas30/04/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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