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Pornography

EDM (Early Day Motion) 27: tabled on 21 November 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 246 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 views with grave concern the continued rise in sales, both covert and overt, of pornographic and obscene material; notes that such publications have a grossly degrading and damaging effect, particularly in their depiction of women and children; notes the increasingly extreme cruelty and violence involved in such material; believes that the anecdotal evidence is now overwhelming that this kind of stimulus is an important factor in encouraging criminal acts affecting innocent victims; and calls on her Majesty's Government to initiate an urgent study of the impact of pornography to update and supplement the limited research currently available and thereafter to implement urgently whatever measures are necessary to protect those who directly or indirectly suffer as a result of such perverting influences.

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.

Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
North West Durham
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1989
Wansdyke
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 5 June 1990
Greenwich
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1989
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Ilford North
Bennett, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Pembroke
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Ealing, Southall
Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Blackpool South
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Sheffield, Brightside
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Holland with Boston
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1989
Upminster
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Brighton, Kemptown
Bowden, Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 1989
Dulwich
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1989
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1989
Brent North
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Castle Point
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Motherwell South
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Canterbury
Bright, Sir Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Luton South
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1989
South Dorset
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Bury North
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Warrington South
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1990
Falkirk West
Cartwright, John
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1989
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Croydon South
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 1989
Romsey and Waterside
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Stockton North
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1989
Swindon
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1990
Gillingham
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Tooting
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1989
Rotherham
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Leigh
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Caerphilly
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Cheadle
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Crewe and Nantwich
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 1989
Southport
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Plymouth, Drake
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
South Antrim
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Shipley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Wellingborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Glasgow, Maryhill
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Wallsend
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 1989
Ludlow
Glyn, Dr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
Windsor and Maidenhead
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
South West Cambridgeshire
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Tottenham
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Ryedale
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
York
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
The Wrekin
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Hyndburn
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Ashfield
Hicks, Mrs Maureen
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1989
Wolverhampton North East
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Southampton, Test
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Vauxhall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1990
Langbaurgh
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Clydesdale
Hordern, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Horsham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Knowsley North
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Cannock and Burntwood
Howell, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Guildford
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 1990
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Pontypridd
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Coventry North East
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1989
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Newport East
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Foyle
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Barnsley Central
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 1990
Cheltenham
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Twickenham
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1989
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 18 December 1989
North Down
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1989
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Nottingham East
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1989
Oldham Central and Royton
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Burton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1990
Newham North East
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1990
Broxtowe
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 1990
Brecon and Radnor
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1989
Pontefract and Castleford
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Central Suffolk
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1990
Liverpool, Garston
Macfarlane, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Sutton and Cheam
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1989
Bradford West
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Halifax
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Newry and Armagh
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Hendon South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 1990
East Hampshire
Maxwell-Hyslop, Sir Robin
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Tiverton
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Mid Ulster
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 February 1990
South Down
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Newbury
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1989
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
North West Hampshire
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1990
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1990
Devizes
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Falmouth and Camborne
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1990
Sunderland South
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 1989
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Normanton
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
North Antrim
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Barnsley East
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Chertsey and Walton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Batley and Spen
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Burnley
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1990
Waveney
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Ogmore
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Corby
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Bristol South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Gateshead East
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 1990
Delyn
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1990
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Lewes
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Morley and Leeds South
Rhodes James, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1990
Cambridge
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 1990
East Belfast
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1989
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 1989
East Londonderry
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Mid Kent
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Banff and Buchan
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1989
Dover
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Huddersfield
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Streatham
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Hereford
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 1990
Glasgow, Govan
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1990
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1990
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 1990
Warwick and Leamington
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Vale of Glamorgan
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Beaconsfield
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 1989
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
West Bromwich East
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Newham South
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1990
Ashford
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1990
West Dorset
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1989
Tonbridge and Malling
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
City of Durham
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1990
Eastwood
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Walthamstow
Taylor, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Dewsbury
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 1990
Esher
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1989
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Crosby
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1990
Surbiton
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Leicester East
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1990
Gower
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
Bexhill and Battle
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1989
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 1989
Angus East
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Maidstone
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 November 1989
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1990
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Carmarthen
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1990
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Clydebank and Milngavie
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Bolton South East