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EDM number 795 in 1990-91, proposed by Alex Carlile on 02/05/1991.

That this House believes that the proposed new rules preventing British Rail employees from wearing facial hair are silly and unnecessary, that they are likely to create tension between management and staff, that they infringe individual liberty, that they discriminate against men and that facial hair does not offend the customer; and further believes that the British Railways Board would be better occupied in providing a reasonable rail service than in dreaming up pettifogging rules which even Mr Pooter would have considered absurd.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Alex Carlile02/05/1991MontgomeryProposed
Peter Hardy07/05/1991WentworthSigned
Harry Barnes07/05/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Russell Johnston08/05/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Keith Bradley08/05/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse09/05/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Alan Meale09/05/1991MansfieldSigned
Dennis Turner09/05/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jim Wallace13/05/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Alexander Eadie16/05/1991MidlothianSigned
Alan Williams16/05/1991Swansea WestSigned
Tom Cox16/05/1991TootingSigned
Tommy Graham21/05/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Allan Rogers19/06/1991RhonddaSigned
Kevin Barron19/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
Tony Benn24/06/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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