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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1195: tabled on 17 July 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House commends Baroness Castle of Blackburn for her perspicacity in observing that the proposed Labour party conference vote on manifesto policy 'will be a loyalty test - like an election in a one party state' and that the Party's national executive committee is 'rather more supine than it was in my day'; notes her call for a Labour Government to restore the earnings link with pensions and immediately to increase the basic pension; further notes that both these proposals appear to be at variance with current Labour policy; and invites the honourable Member for Islington South to clarify the position.