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UK AND SINGLE CURRENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 581A1: tabled on 14 February 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 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 Kenneth Baker on 08 February 1995. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.