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Women and the Poll Tax

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1300: tabled on 18 July 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 128 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 notes the report from the Low Pay Unit, Taxing Times: The Financial Effects of the Poll Tax on Women, and that of the 28 million people who are worse off as a result of the tax, 15 million of these are women; condemns the paucity of government statistics on the effects of the tax on women and black people, creating the danger that their particular problems will remain hidden in household statistics; recognises that 70 per cent. of low paid workers are women who will have great difficulty in paying the poll tax, when the average annual poll tax bill of ú363 represents 10 per cent. of the gross average annual income of a part-time working woman; realises that young women workers under the age of 21 years have no legal protection of a minimum wage, are liable for the full adult tax but a lower rebate than other single adults; understands how black women will lose out because they are likely to live in inner city areas and large households and how carers and their disabled relatives are facing difficult decisions because of the costs of the tax; rejects the idea that married or cohabiting women with little or no income should have no independent right to rebates and should be liable for their partner's debts; and calls for the immediate repeal of the poll tax and the introduction of a system of local authority finance based on the ability to pay.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1990
Leeds West
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Denton and Reddish
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
St Helens South
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Brent South
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Manchester, Withington
Buckley, George
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Hemsworth
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Workington
Clay, Bob
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Sunderland North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Rotherham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Easington
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1990
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
St Helens North
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Falkirk East
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 1990
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Birkenhead
Fields, Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Newport West
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Blaenau Gwent
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Wallsend
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Walsall South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Tottenham
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bridgend
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Peckham
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Mid Staffordshire
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Wakefield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Knowsley North
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Coventry North East
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1990
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 1990
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Manchester Central
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Pontefract and Castleford
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Western Isles
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Springburn
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Sunderland South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Ogmore
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bristol South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Gateshead East
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Kingston upon Hull West
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Don Valley
Reid, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Motherwell North
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 July 1990
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Birmingham, Ladywood
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
West Bromwich East
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Newham South
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Wigan
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Edinburgh East
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Leicester East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Cunninghame North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Glasgow, Provan
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bolton South East

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.