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EDM number 1186 in 1990-91, proposed by Alun Michael on 23/07/1991.

That this House congratulates the honourable Member for Newport West & Mr Tony Lynes on their initiative and dedication to the public interest, demonstrated by their actions in publishing the document Open Lines in order to provide access to parliamentary questions which Ministers have referred to the heads of Government agencies, thus ensuring that the answers are not published in the Official Report; reaffirms its belief that Ministers should be accountable to Parliament for all matters for which they are responsible as Ministers, including the work of such agencies; and calls on all Ministers to make arrangements for questions by honourable Members to be answered in such a way as to ensure that the response can be recorded in the Official Report and thus be readily available to the public as well as to honourable and Right honourable Members without the honourable Member for Newport West and Mr Lynes having to continue with the burden of regular publication of further issues of Open Lines.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Alun Michael23/07/1991Cardiff South & PenarthProposed
Raymond Powell23/07/1991OgmoreSigned
Andrew Smith23/07/1991Oxford EastSigned
Kim Howells23/07/1991PontypriddSigned
George Foulkes23/07/1991Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Donald Anderson23/07/1991Swansea EastSigned
Ronnie Campbell24/07/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/07/1991Islington NorthSigned
Frank Cook24/07/1991Stockton NorthSigned
John Cummings24/07/1991EasingtonSigned
Terry Davis24/07/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie24/07/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Maria Fyfe24/07/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Win Griffiths24/07/1991BridgendSigned
Harry Barnes24/07/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Audrey Wise24/07/1991PrestonSigned
James Wray24/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Mo Mowlam24/07/1991RedcarSigned
Robert Parry24/07/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Martin Redmond24/07/1991Don ValleySigned
Ernie Ross24/07/1991Dundee WestSigned
Chris Smith24/07/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Hardy24/07/1991WentworthSigned
Roy Hughes24/07/1991Newport EastSigned
Eric Illsley24/07/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
John McAllion24/07/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/07/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley24/07/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale25/07/1991MansfieldSigned
Bruce Grocott14/10/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Alice Mahon15/10/1991HalifaxSigned
Ian McCartney15/10/1991MakerfieldSigned
Norman Godman15/10/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Dawn Primarolo16/10/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Bill Michie16/10/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Evans16/10/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Tommy Graham16/10/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dennis Turner16/10/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned

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