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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1235A2: tabled on 13 June 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Sir Cranley Onslow on 12 June 1995. This is amendment number 2.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from `Kingdom' to end and add `further notes a Market Research Scotland poll of January this year which showed that a 37% of Scots wished to see Scotland becoming an independent country compared with 19% who opted for the status quo; draws attention to a MORI poll of February 1995 which showed 43% of people in Great Britain do not oppose constitutional change for Scotland compared with only 27% who opposed change; welcomes the victory of the SNP at the Perth and Kinross by-election which the Conservative party portrayed as a referendum on the Union; and believes that Scotland's constitutional future is a matter for the Scottish people to decide and not honourable Members nor the Prime Minister.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the findings of a Gallup poll published on Friday 9th June on Labour's proposals for a constitutional shake-up of the United Kingdom; welcomes the fact that 56 per cent. of all voters feel that the creation of assemblies for Scotland, Wales and the English regions would weaken national unity, with only 21 per cent. seeing Labour's plans as likely to strengthen the United Kingdom; further notes that 50 per cent. of Labour voters believe that Labour's plans would weaken the United Kingdom; further welcomes the fact that mistrust is highest amongst the 18 to 34 age group with 59 per cent. opposing Labour's plans for the break-up of the United Kingdom; and believes that these findings are complete vindication of the Prime Minister's strong commitment to the union of the United Kingdom.