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Job Losses At Britvic

EDM number 662 in 2017-19, proposed by Clive Lewis on 06/12/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Manufacturing industries and Unemployment.

That this House recognises the historic and economic significance of Robinsons, now Britvic, and Colman's, now Unilever, to the city of Norwich; notes with dismay Britvic's proposed withdrawal of production from the Carrow Road site which will lead to almost 250 job losses; further notes the adverse impact that withdrawal could have on the future of the Colman’s Mustard factory located there; understands that could result in a further 100 job losses as well as around 700 in the wider economy and supply chain; believes around five per cent of food and drink manufacturing jobs in Norfolk are under threat and that if Britvic and Unilever abandon Norwich to adopt an M1-focussed logistics model, thousands more jobs could follow suit; further believes that would be a double whammy for the city given the challenges of Brexit; urges the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ensure both companies engage in meaningful consultations, which so far, have not been the case with Britvic; welcomes the Scottish Government’s recent £4.6 million investment in new production lines for its food and drinks industry; requests that the Government commits to a similar course of action to keep Robinsons and Colman's in Norwich; and further welcomes the constructive role Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, GMB, Unite and the New Anglia LEP have played in protecting those jobs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Clive Lewis06/12/2017Norwich SouthLabourProposed
Martyn Day07/12/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon07/12/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Stephanie Peacock11/12/2017Barnsley EastLabourSeconded
Ruth Smeeth11/12/2017Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
David Linden11/12/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Lady Hermon12/12/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Cunningham12/12/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer12/12/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Chris Stephens12/12/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle12/12/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
John McNally12/12/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/12/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn13/12/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner14/12/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
David Crausby19/12/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Lisa Cameron19/12/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Alex Sobel19/12/2017Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Matt Western19/12/2017Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Jo Stevens20/12/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy20/12/2017WiganLabourSigned
Ian Lucas20/12/2017WrexhamLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner20/12/2017CambridgeLabourSigned
Bambos Charalambous08/01/2018Enfield, SouthgateLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper08/01/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman08/01/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin19/01/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Jared O'Mara04/09/2018Sheffield, HallamIndependentSigned

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