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LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 178: tabled on 26 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 welcomes the Government's decision to sign the European Charter of Local Self-Government; believes that this is an important and symbolic first step towards building a new relationship between central and local government; notes that in the last session of Parliament the House of Lords Select Committee on Relations Between Central and Local Government published a report Rebuilding Trust (HL 97 of Session 1996-97) which made a number of important recommendations, including a new statutory power of local competence, enabling an authority to act in the interests of the local community within the limits of financial prudence but without a need to be certain that no other powers are available; believes that such an approach is preferable to central government placing further specific duties on local government; and calls on the Government to re-examine the House of Lords Select Committee Report in the light of its stated commitment to inclusive government and publish its response in order to signal a willingness to reinforce and strengthen the role of local government in the United Kingdom as a vital part of a pluralist democracy.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1997
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1997
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1997
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1997
Twickenham
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Stroud
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1997
Southport
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
St Ives
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Edinburgh West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1997
Somerton and Frome
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1997
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Montgomeryshire
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
West Lancashire
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Newbury
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Torbay
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 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
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
North Cornwall
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1997
Northavon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.