Stuart Garner, boss of Norton Motorcycles.
Stuart Garner, boss of Norton Motorcycles.

A petition has been set up calling for Norton boss Stuart Garner to be questioned over his conduct with the beleaguered British motorcycle firm and his part of an ongoing pensions investigation.

Garner’s Norton Motorcycles was put into administration at the end of January by Metro Bank over a £300,000 tax bill to HMRC. On February 14 Garner then failed to appear at a pensions ombudsman hearing into the handling and acquisition of funds placed into a scheme he oversaw.

On February 17 it emerged that all motorcycle production (assembly of remaining parts) had finished at the Castle Donington building and that concrete blocks had been placed across the entrances to the property. Search ‘Norton’ in the search bar to see everything on the collapse so far.

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Now the petition has been set up by ‘Commando 2012 pensioners’, it needs at least 10,000 signatures in order for the Government to HAVE to respond. It could eventually go on to be debated in the House of Commons.

It’s another string to the bow calling for action to be taken by the Government into the falling apart of Norton Motorcycles. MP Meg Hillier has written to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) requesting an official inquiry into what happened at Norton Motorcycles, accusing the Government of: “Blindly pouring millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money into the company.”

So if you’d like to see this action get some Government action, then sign it for yourself, click HERE to get to the petition.

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