House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
THE CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION
EDM #739A1
Tabled 05 February 1998
1997-98 Session
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Mr Phil Willis on 04 February 1998
This is amendment number 1

Suggested Amendment

"leave out from 'with' to end and add 'those commentators who have observed that the Leader of the Opposition has concentrated on serious issues at Prime Minister's Questions, includind the constitution, Northern Ireland, pensions, unemployment, European regulations, welfare reform, farm incomes and Iraq, that the Prime Minister resents being asked questions and frequently resorts to childish abuse, that the Leader of the Opposition has made serious and thoughtful speeches on subjects including the family, welfare reform and European Monetary Union, that the House has debated Conservative Opposition Day motions on the Green Belt and London Underground, that the Liberal Democrats are more interested in securing places on Cabinet committees than becoming a credible opposition themselves and that the Conservative Opposition is pursuing its duty in holding the Government vigorously to account.'."

Original Motion Text

That this House appreciates the care and perception with which commentators in the serious media observe Parliamentary procedures and agrees with the judgment of the leading article in The Times of Wednesday 4 February that the Conservative Party's opposition to the Government in Parliament is 'overly intense and frenetic, obsessed with the short term, abrasive in presentation, trivial in the choice of material, and ultimately incredible'.

Signatures (69)

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.
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
05 February 1998
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
05 February 1998
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
06 February 1998
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
05 February 1998
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
05 February 1998
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
05 February 1998
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
05 February 1998
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
05 February 1998
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
05 February 1998
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
05 February 1998
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
05 February 1998
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
13 February 1998
Fowler, Sir Norman
Conservative
05 February 1998
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
05 February 1998
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
05 February 1998
Gibb, Mr Nick
Conservative
05 February 1998
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
05 February 1998
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
05 February 1998
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
05 February 1998
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
05 February 1998
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
05 February 1998
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
05 February 1998
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
06 February 1998
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
05 February 1998
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
05 February 1998
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
05 February 1998
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
05 February 1998
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
05 February 1998
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
05 February 1998
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
05 February 1998
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
05 February 1998
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
10 February 1998
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
05 February 1998
Lloyd, Sir Peter
Conservative
06 February 1998
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
05 February 1998
Luff, Peter
Conservative
12 February 1998
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
05 February 1998
Maclean, David
Conservative
05 February 1998
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
05 February 1998
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
05 February 1998
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
05 February 1998
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
05 February 1998
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
05 February 1998
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
05 February 1998
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
05 February 1998
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
05 February 1998
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
06 February 1998
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
05 February 1998
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
16 February 1998
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
10 February 1998
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
05 February 1998
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
05 February 1998
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
05 February 1998
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
05 February 1998
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
05 February 1998
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
05 February 1998
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
05 February 1998
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
05 February 1998
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
05 February 1998
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
05 February 1998
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
05 February 1998
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
05 February 1998
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
05 February 1998
There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment