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CONDUCT OF THE MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 405: tabled on 06 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 118 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 notes the extraordinary reluctance of the Minister without Portfolio to answer questions in this House; questions whether a Minister can be said to be accountable to Parliament when he has yet to answer oral questions from honourable Members of Parliament; calls on the Prime Minister to ensure the proper accountability of his Ministers at all times; and looks forward to the Minister, the honourable Member for Hartlepool, meeting his commitment to account for his policy and actions to this House, by doing so for a longer period than a mere five minutes every few weeks.

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.

Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Buckingham
Beresford, Sir Paul
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mole Valley
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South West Surrey
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South Dorset
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
West Chelmsford
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bournemouth West
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Stone
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Chipping Barnet
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Christchurch
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Hertsmere
Clark, Alan
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Kensington and Chelsea
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Rayleigh
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Cotswold
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Romsey
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Beverley and Holderness
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Grantham and Stamford
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Cheadle
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Chingford and Woodford Green
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Rutland and Melton
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
East Devon
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Ribble Valley
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Westbury
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Sevenoaks
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Arundel and South Downs
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Woodspring
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North Thanet
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Ludlow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Chesham and Amersham
Goodlad, Sir Alastair
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Eddisbury
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Billericay
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Ashford
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Runnymede and Weybridge
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Surrey Heath
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North East Hertfordshire
Heathcoat-Amory, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Wells
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Aldershot
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 1997
Wantage
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North Essex
King, Mr Tom
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bridgwater
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Epping Forest
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South Cambridgeshire
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Gainsborough
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Hitchin and Harpenden
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Penrith and The Border
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South West Bedfordshire
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Woking
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Stratford-on-Avon
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
East Hampshire
Maude, Mr Francis
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Horsham
Mawhinney, Sir Brian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North West Cambridgeshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Maidenhead
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
West Derbyshire
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North East Cambridgeshire
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Teignbridge
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Tunbridge Wells
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Croydon South
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North Norfolk
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Wokingham
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Blaby
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Tewkesbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Broxbourne
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Faversham and Mid Kent
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bury St Edmunds
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mid Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mid Norfolk
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
West Worcestershire
St Aubyn, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Guildford
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Tonbridge and Malling
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Solihull
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Rochford and Southend East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bosworth
Trend, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Windsor
Tyrie, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Chichester
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Gosport
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
North Dorset
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bexhill and Battle
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Eastbourne
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Hertford and Stortford
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Maidstone and The Weald
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Havant
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Witney
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.