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Secretary Of State For Wales And The Poll Tax

EDM number 126 in 1990-91, proposed by Paul Murphy on 27/11/1990.

That this House notes the comments of the Secretary of State for Wales regarding the poll tax when he says he tried to reform this most unwanted tax; also notes that a parliamentary answer only last week confirmed his belief that 'the community charge with its benefit system is fair' and that this is identical with the view he expressed on 15th January; expresses concern over the sudden change of view of the Secretary of State who is joining those Ministers who are lining up to ditch the poll tax for which they are collectively responsible and which earned him the well-deserved name of Dai Poll Tax; condemns the brutal use of the Welsh people as guineapigs for a wicked and unjust tax; is saddened by these actions which must redefine the meaning of political cynicism; and concludes that his views have not really changed except in terms of what he believes will bring electoral advantage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Paul Murphy27/11/1990TorfaenProposed
Raymond Powell27/11/1990OgmoreSigned
Martyn Jones27/11/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Alun Michael27/11/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Ron Davies27/11/1990CaerphillySigned
Win Griffiths27/11/1990BridgendSigned
Robert Parry28/11/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Roy Hughes28/11/1990Newport EastSigned
Alan Meale28/11/1990MansfieldSigned
John Cummings28/11/1990EasingtonSigned
Peter Hardy29/11/1990WentworthSigned
Bill Michie29/11/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
James Wray03/12/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Alan Wynne Williams03/12/1990CarmarthenSigned
Denzil Davies03/12/1990LlanelliSigned
Kim Howells03/12/1990PontypriddSigned
Ernie Ross04/12/1990Dundee WestSigned
Eric Illsley04/12/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
John McAllion04/12/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey04/12/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley05/12/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/1990Newport WestSigned
Peter Pike07/12/1990BurnleySigned
Donald Anderson10/12/1990Swansea EastSigned
Doug Hoyle13/12/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Audrey Wise22/04/1991PrestonSigned
John Smith25/04/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned
Jeff Rooker07/05/1991Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Jimmy Hood09/05/1991ClydesdaleSigned

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