I rise to present a petition from the residents of south-east Northumberland relating to the proposed closure of the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium smelter in my constituency.
The petition states:
The Petition of residents of south East Northumberland,
Declares that the Petitioners are opposed to the proposed closure of Rio Tinto Alcan, Lynemouth.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take all possible steps to prevent the closure of Rio Tinto Alcan, Lynemouth and to support the workforce and those involved in the supply chain.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.