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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1235A4: tabled on 15 June 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 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 4.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'Kingdom' to end and add 'further notes that the Beaufort Research poll on 1st March showed a two-to-one majority in favour of an elected parliament or assembly for Wales; believes that that the constitutional future of Wales should be decided by the Welsh people and not by the Conservative Party which has never secured an electoral mandate from Welsh voters; asserts that it is their total alienation from Wales that has led to the Conservative Party's slump in Wales from being the third party in the European elections, to the fourth party in the Islwyn by-election, to the fifth party in the unitary authority elections, and to their current all time low rating of under 10 per cent. in Wales as a whole; and challenges the Prime Minister to hold an immediate multi-option referendum which would allow the people of Wales to decide which system of government they prefer.'.

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.