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Threatened Imprisonment Of Cyril Mundin

EDM number 1400 in 1989-90, proposed by Dawn Primarolo on 15/10/1990.

That this House is appalled at the actions of Northampton Council in prosecuting Mr Cyril Mundin, aged 74 years, for non-payment of the poll tax, in persecuting him through the ruthless use of bailiffs' company 'Madagans', in serving him with a warrant for his arrest and finally in arresting him on his way home from hospital, taking him to court and giving him 14 days to pay the full amount or to serve 14 days in prison; notes that Mr Mundin cannot afford to ,pay this amount and is fully prepared to go to prison on 25th October; believes that this government's poll tax and the actions of the councils in enforcing it are barbarous; and demands that Northampton Council stops its intended imprisonment of Cyril Mundin and other pensioners who cannot afford tax of a heartless government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Dawn Primarolo15/10/1990Bristol SouthProposed
Terry Lewis15/10/1990WorsleySigned
Alice Mahon15/10/1990HalifaxSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/10/1990Islington NorthSigned
Diane Abbott15/10/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Harry Barnes15/10/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Benn15/10/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Robert Wareing15/10/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Jimmy Hood16/10/1990ClydesdaleSigned
John Battle16/10/1990Leeds WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/10/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings16/10/1990EasingtonSigned
Robert Parry17/10/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dennis Skinner17/10/1990BolsoverSigned
Bill Michie17/10/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
James Wray22/10/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley25/10/1990Barnsley CentralSigned

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