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WELSH SELF-GOVERNMENT AND THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 525A1: tabled on 08 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Adam Price on 05 December 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out from 'wholeheartedly' to end and add 'welcomes the reaffirmation by Labour members of the founding values of the party; recognises the pride Labour members have in the history of the party and its achievements in Government, includng devolution for Wales; notes that Honourable members of the Plaid Cymru - the national party for Wales - have little to be proud of since its foundation; and notes that certain members of that party have, in the past, embraced neo-fascist ideas and that today, the nationalist party of Wales is utterly confused on the future of Wales and unclear whether it seeks independence, full self-Government or national status for Wales.

Original motion text

That this House wholeheartedly agrees with the assessment made in 1918 by Arthur Henderson, three times leader of the Labour Party and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, that 'Given self-government, Wales might establish itself as a modern utopia and develop its own institutions, its own culture, its own ideal of democracy as an inspiration to the rest of the world'; and urges Labour honourable Members from Wales to re-affirm the founding values of their party for peace, socialism and self-government.