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REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES (PREPARATIONS) BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 51A5: tabled on 26 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 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 Mr Hilton Dawson on 13 November 2002. This is amendment number 5.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'believes that a referendum on regional government for the West Midlands would be a costly and unnecessary distraction from the real concerns of people throughout Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire who want better public services and have no need for a costly reorganisation of local government or for a new tier of politicians and bureaucrats, which by removing powers from local government would make decisions more remote from the people, not closer to them.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill; recognises that on 11th January the North West Regional Assembly resolved to seel elected status at the earliest opportunity; notes that opinion polls show 72 per cent. support in the North West for an Elected Regional Assembly and that a majority of the region's 170,000 businesses as well as 40 of the 46 local authorities in the region back the principle of elected regional government; believes that devolved regional government increases the democratic engagement of millions of people; applauds the NWRA Promise which makes five pledges, including the reduction of the power of quangos without increasing bureaucracy or cost, the removal of powers from London so that decisions are taken in the North West by the North West, and never undermining local government; concludes that an elected North West Regional Assembly can bring about a far reaching and lasting renewal of the North West; and therefore looks forward to the achievement of regional government for the North West at the earliest opportunity.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.