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Women And The Poll Tax

EDM number 1300 in 1989-90, proposed by Nigel Griffiths on 18/07/1990.

That this House notes the report from the Low Pay Unit, Taxing Times: The Financial Effects of the Poll Tax on Women, and that of the 28 million people who are worse off as a result of the tax, 15 million of these are women; condemns the paucity of government statistics on the effects of the tax on women and black people, creating the danger that their particular problems will remain hidden in household statistics; recognises that 70 per cent. of low paid workers are women who will have great difficulty in paying the poll tax, when the average annual poll tax bill of ú363 represents 10 per cent. of the gross average annual income of a part-time working woman; realises that young women workers under the age of 21 years have no legal protection of a minimum wage, are liable for the full adult tax but a lower rebate than other single adults; understands how black women will lose out because they are likely to live in inner city areas and large households and how carers and their disabled relatives are facing difficult decisions because of the costs of the tax; rejects the idea that married or cohabiting women with little or no income should have no independent right to rebates and should be liable for their partner's debts; and calls for the immediate repeal of the poll tax and the introduction of a system of local authority finance based on the ability to pay.

This motion has been signed by a total of 111 MPs.

Nigel Griffiths18/07/1990Edinburgh SouthProposed
Max Madden18/07/1990Bradford WestSigned
Peter Pike18/07/1990BurnleySigned
Robert Parry18/07/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Raymond Powell18/07/1990OgmoreSigned
Dawn Primarolo18/07/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Joyce Quin18/07/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Stuart Randall18/07/1990Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Martin Redmond18/07/1990Don ValleySigned
John Reid18/07/1990Motherwell NorthSigned
Allan Rogers18/07/1990RhonddaSigned
Jeff Rooker18/07/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Ernie Ross18/07/1990Dundee WestSigned
Brian Sedgemore18/07/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Peter Shore18/07/1990Bethnal Green and StepneySigned
Clare Short18/07/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Dennis Skinner18/07/1990BolsoverSigned
Andrew Smith18/07/1990Oxford EastSigned
Peter Snape18/07/1990West Bromwich EastSigned
Clive Soley18/07/1990HammersmithSigned
Nigel Spearing18/07/1990Newham SouthSigned
Harriet Harman18/07/1990PeckhamSigned
Sylvia Heal18/07/1990Staffordshire MidSigned
Doug Henderson18/07/1990Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
David Hinchliffe18/07/1990WakefieldSigned
George Howarth18/07/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle18/07/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Roy Hughes18/07/1990Newport EastSigned
Martyn Jones18/07/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Charles Kennedy18/07/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Robert Litherland18/07/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse18/07/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Calum MacDonald18/07/1990Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Alice Mahon18/07/1990HalifaxSigned
John Marek18/07/1990WrexhamSigned
David Marshall18/07/1990Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Michael Martin18/07/1990Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
John Maxton18/07/1990Glasgow, CathcartSigned
John McAllion18/07/1990Dundee EastSigned
Ian McCartney18/07/1990MakerfieldSigned
William McKelvey18/07/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McWilliam18/07/1990BlaydonSigned
Alan Meale18/07/1990MansfieldSigned
Alun Michael18/07/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Bill Michie18/07/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Lewis Moonie18/07/1990KirkcaldySigned
Rhodri Morgan18/07/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Elliot Morley18/07/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Chris Mullin18/07/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Roland Boyes18/07/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Keith Bradley18/07/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Caborn18/07/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/07/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours18/07/1990WorkingtonSigned
David Clelland18/07/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Harry Cohen18/07/1990LeytonSigned
Frank Cook18/07/1990Stockton NorthSigned
Jim Cousins18/07/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
John Cummings18/07/1990EasingtonSigned
Alistair Darling18/07/1990Edinburgh CentralSigned
Ron Davies18/07/1990CaerphillySigned
Terry Davis18/07/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/07/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Alexander Eadie18/07/1990MidlothianSigned
Kenneth Eastham18/07/1990Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Evans18/07/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Ewing18/07/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Margaret Ewing18/07/1990MoraySigned
Andrew Faulds18/07/1990Warley EastSigned
Frank Field18/07/1990BirkenheadSigned
Mark Fisher18/07/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Paul Flynn18/07/1990Newport WestSigned
Michael Foot18/07/1990Blaenau GwentSigned
George Foulkes18/07/1990Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Maria Fyfe18/07/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
George Galloway18/07/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Bruce George18/07/1990Walsall SouthSigned
Norman Godman18/07/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Llin Golding18/07/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Mildred Gordon18/07/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham18/07/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Graham Allen18/07/1990Nottingham NorthSigned
Win Griffiths18/07/1990BridgendSigned
Hilary Armstrong18/07/1990North West DurhamSigned
Harry Barnes18/07/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Kevin Barron18/07/1990Rother ValleySigned
Tony Benn18/07/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Gerry Bermingham18/07/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Paul Boateng18/07/1990Brent SouthSigned
Gavin Strang18/07/1990Edinburgh EastSigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas18/07/1990Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Dennis Turner18/07/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Keith Vaz18/07/1990Leicester EastSigned
Robert Wareing18/07/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Mike Watson18/07/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Brian Wilson18/07/1990Cunninghame NorthSigned
Audrey Wise18/07/1990PrestonSigned
Tony Worthington18/07/1990Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
James Wray18/07/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
David Young18/07/1990Bolton South EastSigned
Chris Smith19/07/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Robert Hughes19/07/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
David Lambie19/07/1990Cunninghame SouthSigned
Tony Lloyd19/07/1990StretfordSigned
Austin Mitchell19/07/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Frank Doran19/07/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Denzil Davies23/07/1990LlanelliSigned
Eric Illsley24/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
John Battle24/07/1990Leeds WestSigned
Alex Salmond25/07/1990Banff & BuchanSigned
Joan Ruddock26/07/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned

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