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CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1306: tabled on 11 May 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on his role in bringing forward the Government's groundbreaking Freedom of Information White Paper and for his contribution to a radical programme of constitutional change; notes that of 50 people questioned in the Wrekin constituency none could describe the function of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; and urges the Government to convey its commitment to good, open and accountable governance by relieving the Chancellor of the Duchy of his archaic titles and duties and awarding him a portfolio as Minister for Public Service which would be meaningful and relevant to the people of a modern Britain.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (No. 2) (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'as' to end and add 'Secretary of State for a new Department of Communication.'.
Labour, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
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EDM 1306A1: tabled on 13 May 1998
CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (No. 2) (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'change' to end and add 'deplores the lack of knowledge, taste and judgement of all those who would seek to sever the ties of his office with the Duchy and the glorious historic city of Lancaster and commends him for his recommendation of Honorary Alderman, Eric Jones JP, Freeman of the City of Lancaster for appointment as Constable of Lancaster Castle, the first working man to attain this noble office in 700 years.'.
Labour, Lancaster and Wyre
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EDM 1306A2: tabled on 19 May 1998