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Conduct of the Honourable Member for Livingstone and Backbenchers' Prerogatives

EDM (Early Day Motion) 412: tabled on 30 January 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 143 Members. It has received 4 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House condemns the unprecedented taking of backbenchers' rare prime debating time by a Front Bench member, namely the presentation of a Ten Minute Rule Bill by the honourable Member for Livingstone, Opposition Front Bench spokesman for Health, thereby usurping a backbencher's customary prerogative; and notes that this was done on an Opposition day, when the subject could have been selected for debate at length by the Opposition.

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.

Alton, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 1990
Liverpool, Mossley Hill
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Basildon
Amos, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Hexham
Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
North West Leicestershire
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Wansdyke
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Elmet
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 1990
East Antrim
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
North West Norfolk
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ilford North
Bennett, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1990
Pembroke
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Birmingham, Yardley
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Holland with Boston
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Upminster
Bowden, Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Dulwich
Bright, Sir Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Luton South
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1990
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 1990
Gordon
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
North Colchester
Budgen, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Wolverhampton South West
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Bury North
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Coventry South West
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Warrington South
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 1990
North East Fife
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 1990
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Luton North
Carrington, Mr Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Fulham
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Croydon South
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Wyre Forest
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Gillingham
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Beverley
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
South Derbyshire
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Dartford
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Welwyn Hatfield
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Erith and Crayford
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Perth and Kinross
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 1990
Southport
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 1990
South Antrim
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Barrow and Furness
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Wellingborough
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
North Thanet
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Windsor and Maidenhead
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Billericay
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ryedale
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
York
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Portsmouth North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Leeds North West
Hanley, Sir Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Richmond and Barnes
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Exeter
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
High Peak
Hicks, Mrs Maureen
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Wolverhampton North East
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Langbaurgh
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Cannock and Burntwood
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Harrow West
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 1990
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Basingstoke
Irvine, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ipswich
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Thurrock
Jones, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
West Hertfordshire
Jopling, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Westmorland and Lonsdale
King, Roger
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Birmingham, Northfield
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Stroud
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Burton
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lloyd, Sir Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Havant
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 1990
Caithness and Sutherland
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Wyre
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Northampton North
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Hendon South
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Portsmouth South
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
East Hampshire
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Newbury
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
New Forest
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Clwyd North West
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Meriden
Miscampbell, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Blackpool North
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Faversham
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Dumfries
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Altrincham and Sale
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Devizes
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Falmouth and Camborne
Neale, Sir Gerry
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
North Cornwall
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Chichester
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Torridge and West Devon
Norris, Steven
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Epping Forest
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
South East Cambridgeshire
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Batley and Spen
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Waveney
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Corby
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Colne Valley
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Erewash
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Bristol East
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Dover
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Pudsey
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Beaconsfield
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1990
Crawley
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
West Dorset
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Hornchurch
Stevens, Lewis
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Nuneaton
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Walthamstow
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Esher
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 1990
Truro
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Leominster
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Crosby
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Bridlington
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Reading East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1990
Doncaster Central
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Keighley
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Weston-Super-Mare
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Sevenoaks

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

Conduct of the Honourable Member for Livingstone and Backbenchers' Prerogatives (Amendment 1)
At end add 'welcomes the conversion of all honourable Members to the defence of backbenchers' rights and calls for a wide ranging review of the operation of Parliamentary democracy to ensure that Parliament is strengthened against the Executive.'.
Labour, Nottingham North
1
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EDM 412A1: tabled on 31 January 1990
Conduct of the Honourable Member for Livingstone and Backbenchers' Prerogatives (Amendment 2)
Leave out from 'day' to end and add 'following the withdrawal of a backbencher's motion to introduce a Working Week (Restriction in Hours and Days) Bill, thus allowing the Labour Front Bench to use the surrendered place to propose a Bill on a subject they apparently thought less important than the two subjects they tabled to debate at length later that date.'.
Conservative, Maidstone
1
signature
EDM 412A2: tabled on 6 February 1990
Conduct of the Honourable Member for Livingstone and Backbenchers' Prerogatives (Amendment 3)
Leave out 'condemns the unprecedented taking' and insert 'appreciates the unusual use.'
Labour, Ealing, Southall
1
signature
EDM 412A3: tabled on 8 February 1990
Conduct of the Honourable Member for Livingstone and Backbenchers' Prerogatives (Amendment 4)
Leave out from 'Health' to end and add 'brought about by an important and exceptional ambulance workers' dispute which the Government stubbornly refuses to help to resolve and in which the British public by their generosity and widespread support of the ambulance workers' case, prevents them from being forced into submission.'.
Labour, Ealing, Southall
1
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EDM 412A4: tabled on 8 February 1990