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SHOPPING HOURS REFORM COUNCIL AND ILLEGAL SUNDAY TRADING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 413: tabled on 17 December 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 with concern that those retail companies leading a pre-Christmas campaign of deliberate law-breaking on Sundays are all fully paid-up members of the Shopping Hours Reform Council, a body whose Director, Mr Roger Boaden, is a former senior official from Conservative Central Office and whose Chairman Sir Basil Feldman is also the current Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative Associations; further notes that not one word of condemnation of the activities of the Shopping Hours Reform Council in support of the law-breakers has been uttered by any Government Minister or law officer; further notes that most Shopping Hours Reform Council companies are major donors to and/or major sponsors of the Conservative Party; and calls upon the Government to uphold the rule of law, and upon Sir Basil Feldman to resign from the chairmanship of either the Shopping Hours Reform Council or the National Union in order to avoid any possible conflict of interest or loyalty.

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.

Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1991
Stockton North
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Leigh
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Warley East
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1992
Wallsend
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Bridgend
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Pontypridd
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1992
Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1991
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1992
Clwyd South West
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Langbaurgh
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Makerfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1992
Cardiff South and Penarth
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Halton
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1992
Lewisham, Deptford
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Vale of Glamorgan
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1992
Solihull
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Doncaster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 January 1992
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.