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PERGAU DAM AND PREVIOUS PRIME MINISTER'S ADVISERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 534: tabled on 07 February 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 believes that it is a striking coincidence that some of Baroness Thatcher's closest advisers when she was Prime Minister are now directly and closely linked with the major beneficiaries of the ú234 million aid given for the Pergau dam project; wonders why Sir Charles Powell and Sir Tim Bell did not recognise that inevitably there would be questions of conflict of interest when, respectively Sir Charles Powell as a director of Hong Kong Land, accepted a directorship at Trafalgar House, while Sir Tim Bell became an adviser to the Malaysian Government; regards it as disingenuous of Sir Charles Powell to claim that it is not the job of private secretaries and civil servants to have views'; recalls that he was at No. 10 when the then Prime Minister's undertakings were given to the Malaysian Government and remained there after the final Pergau decision was taken in February 1991; regards this as especially important because it was on foreign policy rather than on aid grounds that Ministers justified going ahead with this 'abuse' of aid on an 'unequivocally uneconomic' project; and hopes that the Foreign Affairs Select Committee will give serious consideration to calling Sir Charles Powell as a witness and exploring whether his role was as benign as he would have people believe.

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.

Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Wallsend
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
Cambridge
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Bristol East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Warley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Warrington South
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Nottingham East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Pontypridd
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Clwyd South West
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Brent East
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Lewisham East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Don Valley
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Dundee West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Sherwood
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Clydebank and Milngavie

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.