LONDON (Dec. 5)—The embattled British tire industry is to receive support from a new group of Members of Parliament (MPs) representing constituencies where tire plants are located. The group is led by MPs for Wolverhampton, Stoke and Carlisle—locations for Goodyear, Groupe Michelin and Pirelli S.p.A., respectively. The MPs are expected to establish themselves as a formal grouping within the United Kingdom parliament early next year, according to Peter Booth, a national organizer for the Transport and General union, which has led the initiative. The MPs will seek to encourage major tire multinationals to commit to the U.K. in terms of developing and investing in their plants, businesses and work forces, Booth said.
Parliamentary group to assist British tire industry
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