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SHORTSANDS RESIDENTIAL HOME, ST NEOTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 183A1: tabled on 19 November 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 Mr Jeff Rooker on 18 November 1991. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'Council' to end and add 'without the casting vote of the chair, and subsequently endorsed by the whole county council; regrets that the home was allowed to fall into substandard condition through the neglect of the previous Lib/Lab regime on the Cambridgeshire County Council; welcomes the assurance obtained by the honourable Member for South West Cambridgeshire that no resident will be moved against their will, that the day centre will remain, and that all monies obtained from any disposal of Shortsands will be applied for the benefit of the elderly of St. Neots; notes that the honourable Member for South West Cambridgeshire has already met representatives of the committee in question and will be meeting others; and condemns honourable Members who interfere in the constituencies of others without ascertaining the facts and deeply regrets that Labour and Liberal party political antics have caused unnecessary distress and anxiety to elderly people.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the proposal to close Shortsands Residential Home for the elderly at St. Neots, Huntingdon, was taken in the Social Services Committee of Cambridgeshire County Council on the casting vote of the Chair; is aware that six Conservative town councillors in St. Neots have resigned from the Conservative Party over the proposed closure; regrets that no commitment has been given that resources released by the closure of the badly-maintained home will be used to restore the lost places in other residential care in the town of St. Neots and that residents will be moved far away from friends, relatives and the place they know as home; demands that the Conservative-controlled Cambridgeshire County Council appreciate that Care in the Community means more than railroading through closures of residential homes against the wishes of local people; and therefore calls upon all Right honourable and honourable Members representing the County of Cambridgeshire to agree to meet the Save Our Shortsands Committee, which they have so far refused to do.

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.

Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Perth and Kinross
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Higgins, Sir Terence
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Worthing
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Southampton, Test
Hordern, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Horsham
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
North Norfolk
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Wealden
Kellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Lancaster
Lee, John
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1991
Lloyd, Sir Ian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Havant
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Shoreham
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Faversham
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Dumfries
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Wirral South
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1991
Corby
Rhodes James, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Cambridge
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Scarborough
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Streatham
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Uxbridge
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
North Bedfordshire
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.