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HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR COLNE VALLEY AND THE SUNDAY TIMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 680: tabled on 27 March 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 congratulates the honourable Member for Colne Valley on his success with his complaint to the Press Complaints Commission against the Sunday Times; notes that the Press Complaints Commission found that there was no justification for the Sunday Times use of subterfuge, that the newspaper should have made clear to its readers that its approach to the honourable Member for Colne Valley had been on the basis of an entirely legitimate consultancy, not on the basis of a one-off payment in return for asking a question, that the approach to Conservative honourable Members was entirely different to the approach made to Labour honourable Members, and that the Sunday Times failed to tell its readers the truth about the honourable Member for Colne Valley's return of a cheque and the issue of who raised the subject of payments first; is amazed that the response of the editor of the Sunday Times, Mr John Witherow, a member of the Press Complaints Commission, was to say that his newspaper had only been criticised on a couple of minor points; believes that if self-regulation is to mean anything editors should accept the adjudications of the Press Complaints Commission; and questions whether Mr Rupert Murdoch is as dismissive of the Press Complaints Commission as his editor.

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.

Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
North West Leicestershire
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Bournemouth East
Baker, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 1996
North Dorset
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Elmet
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 1996
East Antrim
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Ilford North
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Brent North
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Canterbury
Brown, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Brigg and Cleethorpes
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
South Dorset
Budgen, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Wolverhampton South West
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Coventry South West
Carrington, Mr Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Fulham
Carttiss, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Great Yarmouth
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Stockton South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Dartford
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Harrow East
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Mid Staffordshire
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Medway
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Carshalton and Wallington
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Wellingborough
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Ayr
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Billericay
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Ealing North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
North West Surrey
Hamilton, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Tatton
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Exeter
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Hordern, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Horsham
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
North Norfolk
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Harrow West
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Basingstoke
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Twickenham
Lamont, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 1996
Kingston upon Thames
Legg, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Milton Keynes South West
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lloyd, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Fareham
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
South West Bedfordshire
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Wyre
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Hendon South
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Portsmouth South
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Faversham
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Dumfries
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Romford
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Teignbridge
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Taunton
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Chertsey and Walton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Rugby and Kenilworth
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Corby
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Mid Kent
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 1996
Dover
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Uxbridge
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
North Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 1996
South Belfast
Stern, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1996
Bristol North West
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Vale of Glamorgan
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Solihull
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Leominster
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Norwich North
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Surbiton
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Tynemouth
Twinn, Dr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Edmonton
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Doncaster Central
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Weston-Super-Mare
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.