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Activities Of The Chairman Of The Welsh Development Agency

EDM number 144 in 1991-92, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 13/11/1991.

That this House disapproves of the itinerary of the current Inward Investment Mission of the Welsh Development Agency to Japan, Australia and the USA, being undertaken by Dr Gwyn Jones, Chairman of the Agency, Mr Ian Rooks, its Executive Director for Marketing, and Mr Simon Cohen of Lowe Bell and Company, the Chairman's personal public relations executive, including in particular the stay booked at the Beachcomber Hotel in Tahiti from 15th November to 17th November, whereby little or no conceivable inward investment might be attracted to Wales; and further urges the Secretary of State for Wales to call Dr Jones to account for this extravagance in his conduct of the Agency's public business and to ensure that at the earliest opportunity directors and executive staff are appointed at the Agency of sufficient seniority and independence to exercise due restraint and control over the Chairman's stewardship of its affairs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan13/11/1991Cardiff WestProposed
Keith Bradley14/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Frank Cook14/11/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Tony Banks15/11/1991Newham North WestSigned
Bill Michie18/11/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Paul Murphy19/11/1991TorfaenSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/1991Islington NorthSigned
Ron Davies19/11/1991CaerphillySigned
Paul Flynn19/11/1991Newport WestSigned
Alice Mahon20/11/1991HalifaxSigned
Tommy Graham20/11/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Alan Wynne Williams21/11/1991CarmarthenSigned
Ken Livingstone27/11/1991Brent EastSigned
Jack Thompson03/12/1991WansbeckSigned

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