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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1353: tabled on 21 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 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 condemns the irresponsible and unprofessional remarks of Adrian McMenamin, special adviser to Paul Murphy, Secretary of State for Wales; notes that it is reported in the national press that Mr McMenamin described the elected body of the National Assembly for Wales as pathetic; further notes that Mr McMenamin added that the National Assembly's approach to politics is irresponsible; further notes that this is the second time Mr McMenamin has abused his position, and that in February 2001 he was caught peddling party political propaganda over the internet from a computer in the Wales Office; adds that Mr McMenamin is paid directly from the public purse but seems to be working for party political purposes; demands that the Secretary of State for Wales dismisses Mr McMenamin immediately and makes an official apology to the National Assembly for Wales; and meantime suggests to the Secretary of State for Wales that he should be wary of the quality of advice being offered by McMenamin, whether special or not.