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2 Sisters Food Group

EDM number 406 in 2017-19, proposed by Ian Mearns on 16/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Food, Industrial health and safety and Industrial relations.

That this House recalls concerns previously raised by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union about the 2 Sisters Food Group's business model, including attacks on jobs, pay and conditions of workers on sites acquired in takeover and merger deals; notes with concern the undercover evidence of The Guardian/ITV from the West Bromwich chicken processing plant owned by 2 Sisters Food Group, involving tampering with hygiene and food safety records and the deliberate falsification of dates of slaughter; understands that these practices could well have resulted in contamination of the human food chain; further notes reports that workers are known to have been complaining about this practice since as early at least as 2009; welcomes the Food Standards Agency's decision to investigate a total of 12 processing sites operated by the company; is concerned at the proposed merger between two of the largest and most well-known UK biscuit manufacturers — the 2 Sisters owned Fox's Biscuits and Burton's Biscuits; believes the proposed merger would threaten jobs, conditions and product standards; and therefore calls on the Competition and Markets Authority to undertake an investigation into whether the parent company of Fox's Biscuits is a fit and proper party to such a proposed merger.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Ian Mearns16/10/2017GatesheadLabourProposed
Grahame Morris16/10/2017EasingtonLabourSeconded
Lisa Nandy16/10/2017WiganLabourSeconded
Dan Carden16/10/2017Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Laura Pidcock16/10/2017North West DurhamLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins16/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Mike Hill16/10/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Jim Shannon16/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Marie Rimmer17/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham17/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner17/10/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry18/10/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens18/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Clive Betts18/10/2017Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Chris Matheson18/10/2017City of ChesterLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/10/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle19/10/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Mary Glindon19/10/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
Sandy Martin20/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned
Mike Amesbury23/10/2017Weaver ValeLabourSigned
Jo Stevens23/10/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn23/10/2017JarrowLabourSigned
Bambos Charalambous24/10/2017Enfield, SouthgateLabourSigned
David Crausby01/11/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper01/11/2017West LancashireLabourSigned
Matt Rodda22/11/2017Reading EastLabourSigned
Jared O'Mara04/09/2018Sheffield, HallamIndependentSigned

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