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LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND PRESCRIPTION CHARGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 980: tabled on 29 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the publication and distribution of a leaflet by the Liberal Democrats in the Portsmouth area (Focus on St. Jude, Spring 1994), which describes the rise in prescription charges as 'another tax increase that will hit pensioners and those on low incomes hard'; notes that pensioners are totally exempt from prescription charges as are those on income support and family credit; recognises that the Liberals, in their desperate scramble for votes, have put about a wicked falsehood designed to scare vulnerable people; demands that the Leader of the Liberal Party instructs those responsible to withdraw the leaflet and apologise for such unprincipled scaremongering; and recalls that this is a further example of Liberal dirty tricks, following their disgraceful Tory Hamlets leaflet in which, in the words of their own inquiry, Liberal party workers were caught 'pandering to racism'.

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These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.