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Ghost Giro Landlords

EDM number 1090 in 1989-90, proposed by George Galloway on 11/06/1990.

That this House congratulates the Glasgow Evening Times in its exposure of ghost Giro landlords; thanks journalists Ally McLaws and Mike Hildrey and photographer Brian Logue for the public service they have done in turning the spotlight on the evil men who trade in the misery of the homeless and make a fortune out of the Department of Social Security through providing seedy ill-lit, none too clean hotel accommodation for families without a roof over their heads, in some cases inventing guests in their greed for public funds; calls upon the Government to give urgent consideration to the Evening Times' call for a system of licensing private landlords so that latter-day Rachmans are unable to flit from hotel to hotel, hiding behind managers even when they have been exposed and convicted of fraud, harassment, keeping dirty and dangerous hotels and otherwise spreading despair and misery in those who are at their mercy; and believes that such a licensing system should be the subject of early government legislation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

George Galloway11/06/1990Glasgow HillheadProposed
Ernie Ross12/06/1990Dundee WestSigned
Alice Mahon12/06/1990HalifaxSigned
John McAllion12/06/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey12/06/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Maria Fyfe12/06/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Harry Barnes12/06/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Watson12/06/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Brian Wilson12/06/1990Cunninghame NorthSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/06/1990Blyth ValleySigned
James Wray13/06/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/06/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings13/06/1990EasingtonSigned
Martin Redmond13/06/1990Don ValleySigned
Terry Patchett13/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Tommy Graham20/06/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eric Illsley21/06/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jack Thompson21/06/1990WansbeckSigned
Andrew Faulds03/07/1990Warley EastSigned
David Lambie05/07/1990Cunninghame SouthSigned
Martyn Jones06/09/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
John Battle24/10/1990Leeds WestSigned
Ian McCartney25/10/1990MakerfieldSigned

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