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Conduct Of The Hon. Member For Bridlington

EDM number 385 in 1989-90, proposed by Jimmy Wray on 25/01/1990.

That this House finds it unacceptable that the debate on acute social problems, such as poverty, bad health or homelessness, should be reduced by members of the Government or their supporters to the simplistic and very low level of allegations that the victims of these problems are either lazy, alcoholic or scroungers; believes that such demonstrations of prejudice do nothing for the standing of Parliament and have much to do with unfettered prejudice and ignorance; is sad to see that calls by Ministers to the homeless to go back to their families, whatever that means, will bring no nearer a solution for homelessness; protests that high costs and other health problems in Scotland should be blamed on the alleged alcoholism of the Scottish people; calls for better informed and documented arguments from members of the Governments who, after all, have the financial and staff support to do so; and dissociates itself from the derogatory remarks against the Scots made by the honourable Member for Bridlington, a former Chairman of the Yorkshire and Humberside Wine and Spirit Merchants Association.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

James Wray25/01/1990Glasgow ProvanProposed
John McAllion25/01/1990Dundee EastSigned
Alan Meale25/01/1990MansfieldSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie25/01/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
George Galloway25/01/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Dennis Skinner26/01/1990BolsoverSigned
Keith Bradley26/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/01/1990Blyth ValleySigned
John Cummings26/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes26/01/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle29/01/1990Leeds WestSigned
William McKelvey29/01/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ernie Ross29/01/1990Dundee WestSigned
Terry Patchett29/01/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Alice Mahon29/01/1990HalifaxSigned
David Clelland30/01/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Maria Fyfe30/01/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Bill Michie30/01/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ian McCartney30/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden30/01/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Eric Illsley30/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jeff Rooker30/01/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Keith Vaz31/01/1990Leicester EastSigned
Allan Rogers06/02/1990RhonddaSigned
Peter Hardy07/02/1990WentworthSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours08/02/1990WorkingtonSigned
Jack Thompson13/02/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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