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Need for a Tourism Ombudsman

EDM (Early Day Motion) 56: tabled on 23 November 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House calls for the urgent appointment of a Tourism Ombudsman, along the lines of the Banking, Insurance and Building Societies Ombudsmen, to investigate independently the many complaints holidaymakers have with their tour operators and agents and to award proper compensation and penalise those who have not given a satisfactory service; and notes that even delegates attending the annual convention of the Association of British Travel Agents suffered from over-booked hotels, delayed luggage and flight cancellations.

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.

Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Birmingham, Yardley
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1989
Houghton and Washington
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
South Dorset
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Stockton North
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1989
Swindon
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
St Helens North
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Medway
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1989
Glasgow, Hillhead
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Ashfield
Hicks, Mrs Maureen
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 1989
Wolverhampton North East
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Clydesdale
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Warrington North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Barnsley Central
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1989
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 1989
North Down
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Staffordshire Moorlands
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Wyre
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Great Grimsby
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 1989
Taunton
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Normanton
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Halton
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Burnley
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Lewes
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Dundee West
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Chislehurst
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
City of Durham
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 1989
Orkney and Shetland
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Keighley
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Swansea West
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 1989
Macclesfield
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Glasgow, Provan

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Need for a Tourism Ombudsman (Amendment 1)
AT end add 'in recognition that market forces cannot provide an adequate service in tourism or any other area of activity.'.
Labour, Bradford South
2
signatures
EDM 56A1: tabled on 29 November 1989