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VERACITY OF PARLIAMENTARY ANSWERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 884A1: tabled on 17 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 John Evans on 16 March 1994. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'million' to end and add 'was an accurate reply as the ILO recommended measure includes people who are unemployed on the international definition but not claiming unemployment related benefits; and further notes that figures published on 16th March confirm the Parliamentary Under Secretary's answer.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the answer given by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment, the honourable Member for Maidstone, to the honourable Member for St. Helens North, at Employment Oral Questions on 15th March, that the claimant measure and the ILO recommended measure both showed falling unemployment in the United Kingdom at about 2.8 million bore absolutely no relation whatsoever to the Question on the Order Paper, which asked what was the total number of people unemployed in the United Kingdom including those unemployed and not receiving unemployment benefit; and believes that Ministers who give inaccurate answers to the House bring Parliament into contempt and are not fit to hold office.

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.

Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Rutland and Melton
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Dartford
Elletson, Harold
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Blackpool North
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Welwyn Hatfield
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 1994
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Mid Staffordshire
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Carshalton and Wallington
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Ayr
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Ludlow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Chesham and Amersham
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Ealing North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
North West Surrey
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 1994
Exeter
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Blackpool South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 1994
North Hertfordshire
Howarth, Alan
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 1994
Stratford-on-Avon
Legg, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Milton Keynes South West
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Broxtowe
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 1994
Sutton and Cheam
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
West Gloucestershire
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Altrincham and Sale
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Teignbridge
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Taunton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Rugby and Kenilworth
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Wirral South
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Broxbourne
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 1994
Vale of Glamorgan
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Calder Valley
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Norwich North
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Bolton North East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1994
Congleton

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.