Skip to main content


EDM (Early Day Motion) 841: tabled on 10 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 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 regrets that the World in Action programme on 2nd March made allegations against the Right honourable Member for Blackpool South and the honourable Member for South Ribble, in spite of the fact that those who made the programme were aware of the following facts, amongst others, about which the programme was wholly misleading (a) that Mr Michael Murrin had commenced his investigation of Mr Owen Oyston's affairs in 1982 as Chairman of the Preston Ratepayers' Association and before he knew either the Right honourable or honourable Member, (b) that the investigation was at all times that of Mr Murrin who approached the honourable Member for South Ribble for help as his constituency MP and (c) that the honourable Member for Workington, a Labour Member, asked a question about Mr Oyston's company, Official Report, 13th July 1988, column 197w, and tabled a Motion about it on 6th July 1988, thus making clear that Mr Oyston's affairs were of interest on both sides of the House; and calls on those responsible for the World in Action programme to apologise and to improve their ethical standards in future.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.