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CONTINUING PRIORITY ACCESS TO FACILITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 163A1: tabled on 06 December 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 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 Lembit Öpik on 08 November 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add `congratulates the Unite-TGW Parliamentary Staff Branch for their role in the campaign to overturn this rule; and urges the Administration Committee to reconsider the role and instead work with staff representatives to improve access to facilities for all people who work on the Parliamentary Estate.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with continuing concern the announcement made on 9th October that `Members should have priority access to services throughout the Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate'; further notes that such an approach is expedient in certain areas at certain times, such as during a division, but not everywhere all the time; believes that this announcement persists in creating a rigid two-tier system which is counter to an enlightened image of Parliament; further believes there is merit in a general presumption of equality on the Parliamentary Estate; and urges the Accommodation Committee to reconsider.