House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
SOCIAL CHARTER, 1985 TO 1987
EDM #398
Tabled 13 December 1991
1991-92 Session
That this House notes that the Prime Minister has opted out of the European Social Charter which extends rights for women workers, part-timers and young people; and notes that a Social Charter based on his own record from 1985 to 1987 while a Minister at Social Security would include planning major cuts in benefit which were introduced in 1988, cutting the value of the state earnings-related pension by half for people retiring in eight years time, authorising sweetners for people to opt out of SERPS paid for by the national insurance fund, abolishing benefit entitlements for 16 and 17 year olds and so leading to increased teenage homelessness and crime; introducing the Social Fund, bringing in the 20 per cent. poll tax contribution for people on benefit, cutting mortgage interest payments by half during the first months of unemployment, abolishing disablement benefits for industrially injured people with less than 14 per cent. loss of faculty and abolishing the ú25 universal maternity grant.

Signatures (54)

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
16 December 1991
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
13 January 1992
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
13 December 1991
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
16 December 1991
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
10 February 1992
Cook, Frank
Labour
17 December 1991
Cox, Tom
Labour
17 December 1991
Cummings, John
Labour
17 December 1991
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
16 December 1991
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
17 December 1991
Eadie, Alex
Labour
17 December 1991
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
16 December 1991
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
17 December 1991
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
17 December 1991
Garrett, John
Labour
18 December 1991
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
16 December 1991
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
23 January 1992
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
17 December 1991
Haynes, Frank
Labour
19 December 1991
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
23 January 1992
Hughes, John
Labour
19 December 1991
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
17 December 1991
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
18 December 1991
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
03 February 1992
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
16 December 1991
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
19 December 1991
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
16 December 1991
McKay, Allen
Labour
17 December 1991
McKelvey, William
Labour
16 December 1991
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
16 December 1991
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
16 December 1991
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
17 December 1991
Nellist, Mr Dave
Independent Labour
17 December 1991
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
19 December 1991
Parry, Robert
Labour
18 December 1991
Patchett, Terry
Labour
17 December 1991
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
17 December 1991
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
16 December 1991
Redmond, Martin
Labour
16 December 1991
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
18 December 1991
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
17 December 1991
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
16 December 1991
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
13 December 1991
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
17 December 1991
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
16 December 1991
Thompson, Jack
Labour
18 December 1991
Watson, Mike
Labour
18 December 1991
Welsh, Michael
Labour
23 January 1992
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion