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EDM (Early Day Motion) 35A1: tabled on 08 November 1990

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 John Biffen on 07 November 1990. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'self-government' to end and add 'and of their abilities to play a full role within wider democratic institutions, calls upon the Government to immediately introduce proposals to remove all impediments to full scale electoral registration within the United Kingdom, including the repeal of the poll tax; and believes that moves towards the further transfer of industrial, economic, financial and commercial powers to the European Community should first of all be preceded by a full scale democratisation of the Community's institutions and its make-up, involving the re-writing of the Treaty of Rome and the opening up of the Community to accommodate other European nations, including the newly established democracies of Eastern Europe. '.

Original motion text

That this House, deeply conscious of the democratic rights of the British people and confident of their continued capacity for successful democratic self-government, declines to support any revision of the Rome Treaty that would require a further transfer of power from Parliament to the institutions of the European Community; and specifically rejects those proposals in the Delors Report which call for a European Central Bank, permanently locked exchange rates and a single European currency.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.