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Alternative To Council Tax

EDM number 775 in 1990-91, proposed by Robert B Jones on 30/04/1991.

That this House deplores Labour's alternative to the council tax, which includes the abolition of charge capping, abolition of the Audit Commission, ending of compulsory competitive tendering and the repeal of the Government's proposed tightening of council spending restrictions, details of which have not yet been announced; believes that these Conservative measures enforce responsibility and restraint on profligate councils and that the inevitable consequence of their repeal would be to unleash a tidal wave of council spending requiring massive increases in rates were we so foolish as to return to them; and is of the opinion that such increases would totally undermine Labour's bogus claim that rates could ever be made fair, as the Leader of the Opposition ought to recognise, as he once described rates as `the most unjust of all taxes'.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Robert Jones30/04/1991Hertfordshire WestProposed
Barry Porter30/04/1991Wirral SouthSigned
Nicholas Winterton30/04/1991MacclesfieldSigned
Bowen Wells30/04/1991Hertford & StortfordSigned
Nicholas Bonsor30/04/1991UpminsterSigned
Jacques Arnold30/04/1991GraveshamSigned
Keith Hampson30/04/1991Leeds North WestSigned
Anthony Grant30/04/1991Cambridge South WestSigned
Teresa Gorman30/04/1991BillericaySigned
Nicholas Fairbairn30/04/1991Perth and KinrossSigned
Hugh Dykes30/04/1991Harrow EastSigned
Timothy Devlin30/04/1991Stockton SouthSigned
Stephen Day30/04/1991CheadleSigned
Paul Channon30/04/1991Southend WestSigned
James Couchman30/04/1991GillinghamSigned
Andrew Rowe30/04/1991Kent MidSigned
David Shaw30/04/1991DoverSigned
Trevor Skeet30/04/1991Bedfordshire NorthSigned
Jerry Hayes30/04/1991HarlowSigned
Paul Marland30/04/1991Gloucestershire WestSigned
Tony Marlow30/04/1991Northampton NorthSigned
Patrick Nicholls30/04/1991TeignbridgeSigned
Rhodes Boyson30/04/1991Brent NorthSigned
John Carlisle30/04/1991Luton NorthSigned
John Wilkinson01/05/1991Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
John Watts01/05/1991SloughSigned
James Lester01/05/1991BroxtoweSigned
Bill Walker01/05/1991North TaysideSigned
Patrick Thompson01/05/1991Norwich NorthSigned
George Gardiner01/05/1991ReigateSigned
Douglas French01/05/1991GloucesterSigned
James Cran01/05/1991BeverleySigned
Michael Colvin01/05/1991Romsey and WatersideSigned
Bill Cash01/05/1991StaffordSigned
David Knox01/05/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Anthony Meyer01/05/1991Clwyd North WestSigned
Harry Greenway02/05/1991Ealing NorthSigned
Ann Winterton02/05/1991CongletonSigned
Roy Beggs12/06/1991East AntrimSigned
Max MaddenUnknownWithdrawn

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