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LOCAL AUTHORITY CAPPING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 73: tabled on 05 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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 believes that local decision-making should be less constrained by central Government and also more accountable to local people; therefore considers it unacceptable to continue the practice of capping local authority expenditure so as to deny local discretion and reduce levels of essential local services such as education and social services; and considers that such practice is particularly inappropriate in the absence of either excessive expenditure or democratic expression of local concern.

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.

Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1997
Twickenham
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1997
Eastleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1997
Southport
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1997
Bath
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
West Renfrewshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
North Devon
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Hereford
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1997
Argyll and Bute
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1997
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Winchester
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Newbury
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Torbay
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 1997
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Truro and St Austell
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Richmond Park
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Northavon

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

LOCAL AUTHORITY CAPPING (Amendment 1)
at end add 'notes that in the County Council elections on May 1 in both Somerset and Oxfordshire the electorate voted overwhelmingly for candidates who supported the Budgets set by those counties; and deplores the decision of the Government to impose the Conservative's caps which are wholly unjustified and will result in damaging cuts to vital public services.'.
Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam
7
signatures
EDM 73A1: tabled on 17 July 1997