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GRATUITY PAYMENTS FOR RETIRING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILLORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1533: tabled on 02 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 warmly acknowledges the lobby of Parliament organised by the All Party National Association of Councillors in support of the Restoring the Balance Campaign as a means of renewing and reinvigorating local democracy; calls on Her Majesty's Government to implement a system of gratuities for retiring local government councillors based upon levels of responsibility and years in service in recognition of councillors contribution to public service and as a means of creating opportunities to attract more women, younger people and candidates from a representative cross section of social and ethnic backgrounds to participate in serving their communities as locally social and ethnic backgrounds to participate in serving their communities as locally elected councillors; recognises the success of similar gratuity schemes in the Republic of Ireland where the scheme is credited by the Irish Local Minister, Noel Dempsey T.D., as opening up opportunities for the young and encouraging a better gender balance; and notes that the implementation of a gratuity scheme in Wales by the Welsh Assembly has attracted wide ranging support across the political spectrum and that similar proposals are under consideration in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Parliament.

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.

Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Northampton South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Falkirk East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2002
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Bishop Auckland
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Midlothian
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Jarrow
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2002
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Ealing, Southall
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Halifax
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Ilford North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 2002
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
City of Durham
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 July 2002
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Hemsworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.