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EDM (Early Day Motion) 688A1: tabled on 02 April 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 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 Tony Banks on 28 March 1996. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from `House' to end and add `considers the abolition of the GLC to have been enormously successful action; notes that the old GLC had a well earned reputation for bureaucracy and incurring unnecessary costs; recognises that the Inner London Education Authority failed to educate properly thousands of children despite being one of the largest spenders on education in the country; and believes that the only successes of the GLC were in satisfying the egos of its Labour politicians and senior bureaucrats.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes 31st March 1996 will mark the tenth anniversary of the abolition of the Greater London Council; believes that abolition was an act of party political spite initiated by Margaret Thatcher and carried through without regard for the opinions and wishes of Londoners, some two thirds of whom opposed abolition and 10 years on would support the restoration of a strategic authority for London; looks forward to the election of a Labour Government pledged to restore a real voice for the capital in the form of city-wide governance; and calls for a vigorous debate on the subject involving all people genuinely interested in the standing and reputation of London in the world.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.