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Free Telephone Calls From The Gulf

EDM number 398 in 1990-91, proposed by Alan Williams on 01/02/1991.

That while this House welcomes any help for our servicemen and women in the Gulf, it believes that against a background of war costs of ú1.25 billion plus ú200 million in equipment loss and munitions used, the provision of up to ú400,000 per month for service personnel to telephone home is less than generous; notes that on the basis of the Defence Secretary's figures it would only cost an additional ú400,000 a month to allow them 5 free three-minute calls monthly; believes that the effect on morale would more than justify this cost and is sure that no tax payers would object to such a gesture to men and women, many of whom may lay down their lives to achieve the objectives set by the United Nations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Alan Williams01/02/1991Swansea WestProposed
Max Madden01/02/1991Bradford WestSigned
David Winnick01/02/1991Walsall NorthSigned
Alan Wynne Williams01/02/1991CarmarthenSigned
Gerry Bermingham01/02/1991St Helens SouthSigned
Kevin Barron01/02/1991Rother ValleySigned
Graham Allen01/02/1991Nottingham NorthSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody01/02/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours01/02/1991WorkingtonSigned
Paul Murphy01/02/1991TorfaenSigned
Alf Morris01/02/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Joan Lestor01/02/1991EcclesSigned
Doug Hoyle01/02/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Kim Howells01/02/1991PontypriddSigned
Clive Soley01/02/1991HammersmithSigned
Brian Sedgemore01/02/1991Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Ernie Ross04/02/1991Dundee WestSigned
Joan Walley04/02/1991Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Alexander Eadie04/02/1991MidlothianSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/02/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Denzil Davies04/02/1991LlanelliSigned
Chris Mullin04/02/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
Alan Meale04/02/1991MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey04/02/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion04/02/1991Dundee EastSigned
Mike Watson05/02/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Robert Wareing05/02/1991Liverpool, West DerbySigned
John Battle05/02/1991Leeds WestSigned
Win Griffiths05/02/1991BridgendSigned
Bill Michie05/02/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Evans05/02/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Frank Doran05/02/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/02/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Ian McCartney05/02/1991MakerfieldSigned
Alice Mahon05/02/1991HalifaxSigned
Norman Hogg05/02/1991Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Peter Hardy05/02/1991WentworthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/02/1991LeighSigned
Gerry Steinberg06/02/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Bruce Grocott06/02/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Ron Davies06/02/1991CaerphillySigned
Robin Corbett06/02/1991Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Eric Illsley06/02/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Terry Patchett06/02/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Peter Pike06/02/1991BurnleySigned
Keith Bradley06/02/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Llin Golding07/02/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
John Cummings07/02/1991EasingtonSigned
Tony Lloyd07/02/1991StretfordSigned
Russell Johnston07/02/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Robert Parry07/02/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Paul Flynn12/02/1991Newport WestSigned
Tommy Graham13/02/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson14/02/1991WansbeckSigned
Joan Ruddock15/02/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Brian Wilson18/02/1991Cunninghame NorthSigned
Donald Anderson19/02/1991Swansea EastSigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
John Smith25/04/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned

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