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GUILLOTINE ON THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 672: tabled on 21 January 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 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 deplores the arrogant deployment of the guillotine on the European Communities (Amendment) Bill; observes that none of the three criteria for legitimate use of that Parliamentary device were evident in that debate; notes that no blocking attempts or filibustering were undertaken by any member of the Opposition; perceives that the need for a basic minimum of time for total analysis of a complex international treaty in committee stage has not been fulfilled; regrets the marked absence of substantial contributions from the Government benches, with the rare exception of brave backbench dissidents; and implores Her Majesty's Government to permit a full and open analysis of the agreements reached at Amsterdam to be undertaken in the House of Lords so that the objectionable elements of an unsatisfactory treaty may be fully exposed to public display.

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.

Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1998
Ribble Valley
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Westbury
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Sevenoaks
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1998
Arundel and South Downs
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Ludlow
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Surrey Heath
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Aldershot
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
North Essex
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Beckenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 1998
New Forest East
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Penrith and The Border
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Teignbridge
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
South East Cambridgeshire
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 1998
Broxbourne
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Mid Sussex
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 1998
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Poole
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.