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CONDUCT OF THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 23: tabled on 17 November 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 112 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 resolution of 19th March 1997 on Ministerial Accountability to Parliament that 'it is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament, correcting any inadvertent error at the earliest opportunity' and that 'Ministers who knowingly mislead Parliament will be expected to offer their resignation to the Prime Minister'; and further notes that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, during exchanges on the pre-Budget Statement on 9th November, misled the House when he said that 'We have just heard this afternoon from the Shadow Chancellor that he opposed putting that £40 billion in ... to health and education' when in fact minutes earlier the Shadow Chancellor stated that 'I said that last year and I say it again today. We support increases in health and education spending'; and therefore expects the Chancellor to correct that error at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Devizes
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Buckingham
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
South West Surrey
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Canterbury
Browning, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Tiverton and Honiton
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
South Dorset
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Bournemouth West
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Stone
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Chipping Barnet
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Christchurch
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Rayleigh
Clarke, Mr Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Rushcliffe
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Cotswold
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Beverley and Holderness
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Grantham and Stamford
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 1999
Lagan Valley
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Charnwood
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Rutland and Melton
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
East Devon
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Sevenoaks
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Arundel and South Downs
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Woodspring
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North Thanet
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Harborough
Gibb, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Billericay
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Ryedale
Hamilton, Sir Archie
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Epsom and Ewell
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Surrey Heath
Heathcoat-Amory, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Wells
Heseltine, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Henley
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Orpington
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Aldershot
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Basingstoke
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Wantage
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North Essex
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Wealden
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Epping Forest
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
South Cambridgeshire
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Gainsborough
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Aylesbury
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Hitchin and Harpenden
Lloyd, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Fareham
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Penrith and The Border
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
South West Bedfordshire
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Woking
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Stratford-on-Avon
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
West Derbyshire
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North East Cambridgeshire
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Teignbridge
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Eddisbury
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Croydon South
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North Shropshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Brentwood and Ongar
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North Norfolk
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Blaby
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Tewkesbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 1999
East Londonderry
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Bury St Edmunds
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Mid Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Mid Norfolk
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Meriden
St Aubyn, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Guildford
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Tonbridge and Malling
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Solihull
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Bosworth
Trend, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Windsor
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Gosport
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
North Dorset
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Hertford and Stortford
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Ruislip - Northwood
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Havant
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1999
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.