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REPORT OF THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR STANDARDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 696A1: tabled on 20 March 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 Mr Tony Blair on 19 March 1997. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'interest' to end and add 'the Labour and other opposition parties should desist from seeking to create a synthetic campaign to delay Prorogation and instead should note the words of Sir Gordon Downey in his report to the Standards and Privileges Committee when he states that "it would have been against the interests of natural justice to have arbitrarily curtailed the inquiry to meet an electoral timetable"; and further notes that the opposition parties' campaign coincided with a week of outstanding economic news including a further and spectacular fall in unemployment.'.

Original motion text

That this House believes that, for the good of our parliamentary system and in the public interest, this House should not Prorogue on 21st March in order to allow the Committee on Standards and Privileges to receive and publish the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards on allegations referred to by Madam Speaker in her Statement to the House on 14th October 1996.

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.

Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Luton North
Carttiss, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Great Yarmouth
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Chipping Barnet
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Gillingham
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Stockton South
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Rutland and Melton
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Mid Staffordshire
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Medway
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Ludlow
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Ealing North
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Blackpool South
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Southampton, Test
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Harrow West
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Burton
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Broxtowe
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Aylesbury
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Central Suffolk
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Worcester
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Northampton North
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Altrincham and Sale
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Taunton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Rugby and Kenilworth
Robinson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Somerton and Frome
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Dover
Sykes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Scarborough
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Surbiton
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Tynemouth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Reading East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Buckingham
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.