House of Commons
STIRLING DISTRICT COUNCIL SERVICE CUTS
Tabled 22 February 1994
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Michael Connarty on 17 February 1994
This is amendment number 1
"leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that the honourable Member for Stirling said that Stirling District would be the toast of his constituents following a 26 per cent. cut in council tax, the first ever reduction in bills sent out by Stirling District; and recalled that the honourable Member for Falkirk East was rejected by the voters of Stirling parliamentary constituency at the 1983 and 1987 general elections largely, because he, as a councillor, favoured high costs for council services.'."
Original Motion Text
That this House expresses its deep concern at the callous statement by the honourable Member for Stirling that 'Stirling District Council will be the toast of his constituents' following budget decisions which will result in a minimum of 18 dedicated employees of Stirling District Council losing their jobs, rises of 200 to 300 per cent. in leisure charges, and 25 per cent. increases in council house rents; congratulates Mr Allan Rennie, the editor of the Stirling Observer, who commented that he saw no signs of rejoicing in the streets of Stirling, whilst agreeing with him that the electorate are fed up with those who treat ordinary people as pawns in a political game or as mere figures in an accountancy exercise; and calls on the electorate of Stirling and elsewhere in Scotland in give the Conservatives their verdict on such arrogant and insensitive behaviour by rejecting the Conservatives at the Regional Council elections in May.