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EDM (Early Day Motion) 368: tabled on 11 January 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes recent Liberal Democrat Conference decisions which propose the decriminalisation of cannabis, would enable 11 year old girls to obtain contraception from general practitioners without parental consent, promote the legalisation and regulation of brothels and would make abortion available on demand on the National Health Service to all who require it, irrespective of reason; believes that these policies would seriously undermine the moral and social fabric of the nation; and calls upon the Liberal Democrats to renounce these policies and promote standards of decency and responsibility.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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leave out from 'decisions'to end and add 'do not propose the decriminalisation of cannabis but support the setting up of a Royal Commission to investigate and consider strategies for combating drug misuse; endorses the current professional view, agreed among others by the British Medical Association, that those under 16 years should be entitled to seek confidential, professional contraceptive advice, while believing that to inform parents of any prescriptions for contraception to their children is clearly normally preferable if the young person will agree; recognises the inevitable existence of brothels and prostitution and therefore believes that prostitutes should be within rather than outside the protection of the law; agrees with the view of Liberal Democrat honourable Members that legislation on abortion should remain to be decided without a party line; and further notes that, unlike Liberal Democrats, it is the Conservatives' regular refusals to debate difficult and controversial issues at their party conferences which contribute to the undermining of democracy and of confidence in the Government and do nothing to promote good education and standards of decency and responsibilty.'.
Liberal Democrat, Southwark and Bermondsey
EDM 368A1: tabled on 12 January 1995