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UK AND SINGLE CURRENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 581A2: tabled on 15 February 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. 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 2.

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Suggested amendment

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'.

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.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.