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SENATOR SYVRET AND THE STATES OF JERSEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 589: tabled on 27 February 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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, 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.

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
Signed on 27 February 1997
Brigg and Cleethorpes
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1997
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1997
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Coventry South East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1997
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1997
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
St Helens North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Newport West
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1997
Billericay
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Wentworth
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Streatham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1997
Clwyd South West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Brent East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Rotherham
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1997
North West Hampshire
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1997
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Sunderland South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Pendle
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Bolsover
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1997
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1997
Wansbeck
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 1997
North Cornwall
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1997
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Carmarthen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Cannock and Burntwood

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.