Parliament Website

Trial By Media Against Num Officials

EDM number 1263 in 1989-90, proposed by Dennis Skinner on 10/07/1990.

That this House rejects the concept of trial by media; finds the personal attacks, smears and allegations against the national officials of the National Union of Mineworkers by unscrupulous elements of the media and two former employees of the Union offensive; notes that payments have been made to Messrs. Windsor and Parker to make accusations against the national officials; further notes that the Union of Democratic Mineworkers use bogus Soviet miners to make false allegations against the National Union of Mineworkers; congratulates the miners and their families for their magnificent fight against the Government and the full might of the state machine in the 1984-85 strike which cost the taxpayer ú8 billion; welcomes the decision of the NEC to completely clear the national officials of the allegations published in the Daily Mirror and broadcast on Central Television's Cook Report; further notes that the sequestration and receivership of the National Union of Mineworkers' funds did not end until July 1986, and the continued legal actions on the charge of breach of trust against the national officials and trustees was not dropped until 1988; understands the difficulties faced by the Union since the end of the strike in which period all trade union loans have been repaid; and assures the National Union of Mineworkers of its full support in its struggle to defend the British coal industry.

This motion has been ammended, see 328A1.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Dennis Skinner10/07/1990BolsoverProposed
Chris Mullin10/07/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Max Madden10/07/1990Bradford WestSigned
Ronald Brown10/07/1990Edinburgh LeithSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/07/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Harry Cohen10/07/1990LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/07/1990Islington NorthSigned
Bob Cryer10/07/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe10/07/1990LeighSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/07/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Maria Fyfe10/07/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tommy Graham10/07/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Harry Barnes10/07/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Benn10/07/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Jack Thompson10/07/1990WansbeckSigned
Keith Vaz10/07/1990Leicester EastSigned
Michael Welsh10/07/1990Doncaster NorthSigned
Audrey Wise10/07/1990PrestonSigned
James Wray10/07/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Alan Meale10/07/1990MansfieldSigned
Robert Parry10/07/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Patchett10/07/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Dawn Primarolo10/07/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Martin Redmond10/07/1990Don ValleySigned
Ernie Ross10/07/1990Dundee WestSigned
Brian Sedgemore10/07/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Jimmy Hood10/07/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Doug Hoyle10/07/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Eric Illsley10/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Terry Lewis10/07/1990WorsleySigned
Robert Litherland10/07/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone10/07/1990Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden10/07/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alice Mahon10/07/1990HalifaxSigned
John McAllion10/07/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey10/07/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Michie10/07/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Cummings11/07/1990EasingtonSigned
Mildred Gordon11/07/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
George Galloway16/07/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Alexander Eadie17/07/1990MidlothianSigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.