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RETURN TO ANCIENT COUNTY BOUNDARIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1100: tabled on 10 July 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 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 takes note of the fact that the ancient geographical county of Yorkshire still exists, and its existence was in no way jeopardised by the creation of administrative counties in 1988-89, or by the reorganisation of local government in 1963 to 1965, 1972 to 1974 and 1973 to 1975; recognises that the administrative authorities bearing the name `county' were created solely for the purpose of discharging the functions of the first tier of local government; believes that it is important to inhabitants of all geographical counties that their history and their cultural, social and sporting traditions should be enhanced and maintained; calls upon the Secretary of State for Transport to facilitate the erection of boundary posts for the county of Yorkshire on all motorways and trunk roads for which he is responsible to indicate to motorists which geographical county they are entering, and to instruct all local authorities to do likewise on roads and highways that they are responsible for; and calls for the Ordnance Survey to be empowered and instructed to show the ancient geographical county of Yorkshire on their maps, in addition to, or instead of, the administrative areas that currently appear.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.

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RETURN TO ANCIENT COUNTY BOUNDARIES (Amendment 1)
at end add 'but recalls that the butchery of the ancient Ridings of Yorkshire was undertaken by a Conservative Government which had more concern for jerrymandering voting areas than the preservation of county structures; and condemns the dismantling of West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council and the other similar local authorities because people voted Labour'.
Labour, Bradford South
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EDM 1100A1: tabled on 10 July 1991