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WATER PRIVATISATION IN SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1828: tabled on 22 April 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes the comments of the Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office and 'it will not be possible, for technical reasons, to privatise the water industry in the lifetime of this Parliament', Official Report, 20th April 1993, column 296; is delighted that the people of Northern Ireland have been spared the damaging effects of water privatisation; believes that the Government, having backed off from water privatisation in Northern Ireland, would be committing political suicide if it proceeds with plans to privatise or franchise Scotland's water; and calls on the Secretary of State for Scotland to recognise the overwhelming public opposition to the sell off of Scotland's water and announce that Scottish water services will continue in local authority ownership, control and delivery.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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WATER PRIVATISATION IN SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'that' to end and add 'he will allow Scottish local authorities to raise capital for necessary improvements to Scotland's water and sewerage services which they will own, deliver, and pay for through charges as a public service.'.
Labour, Falkirk East
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EDM 1828A1: tabled on 28 April 1993