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UK AND SINGLE CURRENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 581: tabled on 08 February 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 109 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Prime Minister for making it clear on 8th January that it is not in the United Kingdom's interest to join a single currency in 1997 and for his confirmation and there are no proposals for legislation necessary for the purpose nor for the United Kingdom to accept any changes at the Inter-Governmental Conference which will impact on the constitution of the United Kingdom; and notes his rejections of the support for the principle of a single currency by the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition and M. Jacques Santer.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Allason, Rupert
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Torbay
Banks, Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Southport
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Ilford North
Biffen, John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
North Shropshire
Body, Sir Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Holland with Boston
Booth, Hartley
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Finchley
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Brent North
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Canterbury
Brown, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Brigg and Cleethorpes
Budgen, Nicholas
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Wolverhampton South West
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Coventry South West
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Luton North
Carrington, Mr Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Fulham
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Stafford
Channon, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Southend West
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Rochford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Romsey and Waterside
Congdon, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Croydon North East
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Wyre Forest
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Beverley
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Cheadle
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Brentford and Isleworth
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Chorley
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Chingford
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Rutland and Melton
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Reading West
Elletson, Harold
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Blackpool North
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Welwyn Hatfield
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Mid Staffordshire
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Billericay
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Hendon North
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Ryedale
Hamilton, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Tatton
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Exeter
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Blackpool South
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Basingstoke
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
North Colchester
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Twickenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Salisbury
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Lamont, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Kingston upon Thames
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Burton
Legg, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Milton Keynes South West
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Central Suffolk
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Sutton and Cheam
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
West Gloucestershire
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Portsmouth South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
New Forest
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Meriden
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
North West Hampshire
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Altrincham and Sale
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 1995
Romford
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Teignbridge
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Batley and Spen
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Waveney
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Corby
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Colne Valley
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Blaby
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Broxbourne
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Dover
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Hereford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Aldridge-Brownhills
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
North Bedfordshire
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
West Dorset
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
South Worcestershire
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
South Hams
Stern, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Bristol North West
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Eastwood
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Vale of Glamorgan
Sykes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Scarborough
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
East Lindsey
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Southend East
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Calder Valley
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Bolton North East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Bridlington
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Surbiton
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Bosworth
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Tynemouth
Twinn, Dr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Edmonton
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Reading East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1995
Doncaster Central
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1995
Eastbourne
Wilkinson, Mr John
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1995
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1995
Macclesfield

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

UK AND SINGLE CURRENCY (Amendment 1)
leave out from `1997' to end and add`; is convinced that, by putting common sense before dogma, Britain can continue to lead the argument for better budget arrangements and tighter budget controls, reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the principle of subsidiarity and the practice of inter-governmental co-operation and agreement; urges the Government to counter the relentlessly negative attitudes of some, and remind the electorate of the advantages to Britain of Union membership; and supports the Government's aim to be at the heart of Europe in the self-confident belief that co-operation does not mean centralisation or capitulation, and that a positive and pragmatic approach is the best for Britain and for Europe.'.
Conservative, Lewes
7
signatures
EDM 581A1: tabled on 14 February 1995
UK AND SINGLE CURRENCY (Amendment 2)
at end add: `and further notes that nothing in the foregoing nor any statement by the Prime Minister excludes the possibility that the United Kingdom might accede to a single currency system some time after 1997, provided the institutional arrangements and economic circumstances are seen to be in our national interest; believes that, because of the constitutional aspects of such a step, it should, following any parliamentary approval, be submitted to the people of the United Kingdom in a referendum; and finally warns Conservative protagonists that if they continue campaigning with current zeal on this distant and hypothetical issue they will ensure that the House of Commons which may have to take the ultimate decision will have a non-Conservative majority'.
Conservative, Taunton
1
signature
EDM 581A2: tabled on 15 February 1995
UK AND SINGLE CURRENCY (Amendment 3)
leave out from `clear' to end and add `that the Conservatives are split on European issues and incapable of making a decision on a single currency on the basis of the national interest; and looks forward to the election of a Labour Government which puts the British people before internal party bickering.'.
Labour, North Warwickshire
1
signature
EDM 581A3: tabled on 16 February 1995