House of Commons
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SENATOR SYVRET AND THE STATES OF JERSEY
EDM #589
Tabled 27 February 1997
1996-97 Session
That this House, concerned that the States of Jersey have suspended Senator Stuart Syvret for drawing attention to the vested interest of former Senator Jeune, President of the Policy and Resources Committee, whose law firm Mourant du Feu and Jeune was promoting a controversial Limited Liability Partnership Bill on behalf of Price Waterhouse and Ernst and Young, and participating in a speeded up passage for it; notes with regret that the States have agreed to a proposal by Senator F H Walker, proprietor of the Jersey newspaper, to force Senator Syvret to withdraw allegations which are essentially true, and to expel him if he refuses, a draconian penalty that would never be used in similar circumstances in this House and which defies the UN Convention on Human Rights, guaranteeing the rights of citizens to take part in public affairs through their freely chosen representatives and the European Convention on Human Rights, specifying that all citizens are entitled to a fair and public hearing which Senator Syvret has not had; further notes that the indictment quotes extracts from Syvret's letters to the Home Office and regrets that the representative of the British Government, the Lieutenant Governor, instead of acting independently, has acted with the Jersey establishment of which he is a part in condemning Syvret; and calls on the States to act with sense, and a due regard for democratic rights by restoring Senator Syvret to full membership and on the Home Secretary to ensure good democratic governance in Jersey.

Signatures (54)

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.
Brown, Michael
Conservative
27 February 1997
Burden, Richard
Labour
04 March 1997
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
13 March 1997
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
05 March 1997
Connarty, Michael
Labour
10 March 1997
Cook, Frank
Labour
28 February 1997
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
05 March 1997
Corston, Jean
Labour
05 March 1997
Cousins, Jim
Labour
27 February 1997
Cummings, John
Labour
03 March 1997
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
04 March 1997
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
03 March 1997
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
03 March 1997
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
28 February 1997
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
03 March 1997
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
13 March 1997
Eagle, Angela
Labour
04 March 1997
Eastham, Ken
Labour
28 February 1997
Etherington, Bill
Labour
06 March 1997
Evans, John
Labour
03 March 1997
Flynn, Paul
Labour
28 February 1997
Foulkes, George
Labour
28 February 1997
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
03 March 1997
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
06 March 1997
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
18 March 1997
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
05 March 1997
Hardy, Peter
Labour
03 March 1997
Hill, Keith
Labour
03 March 1997
Jones, Lynne
Labour
04 March 1997
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
18 March 1997
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
28 February 1997
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
06 March 1997
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
03 March 1997
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
06 March 1997
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
05 March 1997
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
03 March 1997
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
13 March 1997
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
10 March 1997
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
06 March 1997
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
06 March 1997
Simpson, Alan
Labour
03 March 1997
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
04 March 1997
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
27 February 1997
Thompson, Jack
Labour
28 February 1997
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
27 February 1997
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
04 March 1997
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
03 March 1997
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
03 March 1997
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion