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CPA AND IPU DELEGATION TO SOUTH AFRICA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 961A2: tabled on 29 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. 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 Bernie Grant on 28 March 1994. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'criteria', insert 'and calls for an end to the system which allows the abuse of patronage by the Whips in the selection of committee members'.

Original motion text

That this House finds it deplorable that the original Commonwealth Parliamentary Association United Kingdom Branch delegation to observe the first multi-racial elections in South Africa did not include a Black honourable Member of Parliament; recognises that this was an insult to the Black honourable Members who had applied and to Britain's Black community; demands an enquiry into how the United Kingdom branch of the CPA and of the IPU came to make such a decision; calls for an end to the system of patronage which surrounds selection for such delegations abroad and for the establishment of an open and rational selection system in which proven prior interest and experience are the key criteria; welcomes the fact that after vehement protests were made the honourable Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has now been included in the delegation; and hopes for an election campaign free from violence and looks forward to a non-racist democratic South Africa after 27th April.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.