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Conduct Of The Minister For Sport

EDM number 1208 in 1989-90, proposed by Tom Pendry on 28/06/1990.

That this House regrets the comments made in the House by the honourable Member for Lewisham East, the Minister for Sport, on 27th June, (Official Report, column 302) that those deported from Italy for alleged hooliganism 'comprise football's effluent tendency', especially given that many of those deported were alnost certainly innocent, and included English holidaymakers with no connection with the World Cup tournament; further regrets the refusal of the Minister to meet with representatives of the Football Supporters Association who are in Italy in an official capacity issuing advice, information and help to all genuine supporters and thus in a unique position to represent the views of the majority of genuine fans; notes that in a written answer given to the honourable Member for Stalybridge and Hyde on 26th June, the Minister maintained that he thought it unnecessary to seek information from the Football Supporters Association for use in assessing supporters' behaviour at the World Cup; and calls on the Minister to desist from making potentially slanderous remarks about innocent supporters until he has conducted a thorough inquiry and is in possession of the full facts, and to request as a matter of urgency evidence from the Football Supporters Association for use in that inquiry.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Tom Pendry28/06/1990Stalybridge & HydeProposed
Terry Patchett28/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
James Wray28/06/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Mike Watson28/06/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Harry Barnes28/06/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks28/06/1990Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman28/06/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bruce George28/06/1990Walsall SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/06/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tom Cox28/06/1990TootingSigned
Frank Cook28/06/1990Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Cohen28/06/1990LeytonSigned
Keith Bradley28/06/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Paul Murphy28/06/1990TorfaenSigned
Rhodri Morgan28/06/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Alan Meale28/06/1990MansfieldSigned
Ian McCartney28/06/1990MakerfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden28/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Doug Hoyle28/06/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Kim Howells28/06/1990PontypriddSigned
Jimmy Hood28/06/1990ClydesdaleSigned
John Smith28/06/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Alex Carlile28/06/1990MontgomerySigned
Bill Michie02/07/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Norman Hogg02/07/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Robert Parry03/07/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Gordon Oakes03/07/1990HaltonSigned
John Cummings03/07/1990EasingtonSigned
Tommy Graham03/07/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martin Redmond04/07/1990Don ValleySigned
David Hinchliffe04/07/1990WakefieldSigned
Frank Doran04/07/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Alice Mahon05/07/1990HalifaxSigned
Terry Davis05/07/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
David Clelland19/07/1990Tyne BridgeSigned

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