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Poll Tax and Tenants' Rights

EDM number 799 in 1989-90, proposed by Alan Williams on 27/03/1990.

That this House notes that on 25th October 1989, the Government Minister Lord Caithness indicated that the Government would produce a leaflet advising tenants of their landlords' duty to make a deduction in rent for the ending of rates when calculating the new rent incorporating poll tax; recollects that the Government imposed a duty on councils to make reference to this leaflet in their poll tax bills; is alarmed that with only days to go before the poll tax is levied the Government is still unable to supply the leaflet which is not even expected to be printed for another two or three weeks; finds this five month delay inexplicable and irresponsible; and calls upon the Government to make an urgent statement of tenants' rights, explaining how it will protect those who do not have a registered fair rent and how it will ensure that tenants who do not have security of tenure will be safeguarded from persecution and eviction if they try to secure their rights from their landlords.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Alan Williams27/03/1990Swansea WestProposed
Martin Redmond27/03/1990Don ValleySigned
Paul Flynn27/03/1990Newport WestSigned
Terry Davis27/03/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ron Davies27/03/1990CaerphillySigned
David Clelland27/03/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Paul Murphy27/03/1990TorfaenSigned
Jim Marshall27/03/1990Leicester SouthSigned
Martyn Jones27/03/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
George Howarth27/03/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
David Hinchliffe27/03/1990WakefieldSigned
John Smith27/03/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Harry Barnes28/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Andrew Faulds28/03/1990Warley EastSigned
Alexander Eadie28/03/1990MidlothianSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/03/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings28/03/1990EasingtonSigned
Alex Carlile28/03/1990MontgomerySigned
William McKelvey28/03/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion28/03/1990Dundee EastSigned
Roy Hughes28/03/1990Newport EastSigned
Ernie Ross28/03/1990Dundee WestSigned
Terry Patchett28/03/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Rhodri Morgan28/03/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Llin Golding29/03/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Joan Walley29/03/1990Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg29/03/1990Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle29/03/1990Leeds WestSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/03/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Keith Bradley29/03/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Roland Boyes29/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Bill Michie29/03/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale29/03/1990MansfieldSigned
Doug Hoyle29/03/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Chris Smith29/03/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Pike30/03/1990BurnleySigned
Dennis Skinner30/03/1990BolsoverSigned
Win Griffiths30/03/1990BridgendSigned
Tony Benn03/04/1990ChesterfieldSigned
James Wray04/04/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley05/04/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Richard Livsey05/04/1990Brecon and RadnorSigned
John Garrett24/04/1990Norwich SouthSigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1990WansbeckSigned

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