House of Commons
Threatened Imprisonment of Cyril Mundin
Tabled 17 October 1990
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Mr Dave Nellist on 15 October 1990
This is amendment number 1
"Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that Mr Cyril Mundin is entitled to and has received a community charge rebate resulting in his community charge being less than the rates he formerly paid; is concerned that any elderly person should misguidedly choose to disobey the law of the land and is deeply concerned that any pensioner should be used as political propaganda by extremists; and trusts therefore that Mr Cyril Mundin, much as he dislikes the community charge, will, like the over 90 per cent. of the population of Northampton who have already paid, pay his fair share of the local services of which he is a recipient.'."
Original Motion Text
That this House is appalled at the actions of Northampton Council in prosecuting Mr Cyril Mundin, aged 74 years, for non-payment of the poll tax, in persecuting him through the ruthless use of bailiffs' company 'Madagans', in serving him with a warrant for his arrest and finally in arresting him on his way home from hospital, taking him to court and giving him 14 days to pay the full amount or to serve 14 days in prison; notes that Mr Mundin cannot afford to ,pay this amount and is fully prepared to go to prison on 25th October; believes that this government's poll tax and the actions of the councils in enforcing it are barbarous; and demands that Northampton Council stops its intended imprisonment of Cyril Mundin and other pensioners who cannot afford tax of a heartless government.