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EDM number 217 in 1991-92, proposed by Peter Hain on 20/11/1991.

That this House, noting the results of the MORI Poll conducted between 18th-21st October 1991 from a representative sample of 1,976 people across the United Kingdom, that (a) 66 per cent. of respondents believe consumers would benefit if the postal service remains in the public sector, (b) 87 per cent. of respondents are either very satisfied or fairly satisfied with the service they receive from the Royal Mail, (c) if the Royal Mail were to be privatised 66 per cent. of respondents believe that postal charges will go up and 62 per cent. believe there will be less public confidence in the security of the mail service and (d) 52 per cent. are opposed to ending the second delivery of mail to households, calls on the Government to give an absolute commitment to keep the Royal Mail in the public sector; and further calls on the Government to maintain the letter monopoly so as to ensure a universal tariff and to protect urban and rural customers alike.

This motion has been signed by a total of 90 MPs.

Peter Hain20/11/1991NeathProposed
Jim Cousins20/11/1991Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Peter Pike20/11/1991BurnleySigned
Bob Cryer20/11/1991Bradford SouthSigned
Denzil Davies20/11/1991LlanelliSigned
Frank Doran20/11/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/11/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody20/11/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned
Kenneth Eastham20/11/1991Manchester, BlackleySigned
Derek Enright20/11/1991HemsworthSigned
John Evans20/11/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Ewing20/11/1991Falkirk EastSigned
Derek Fatchett20/11/1991Leeds CentralSigned
Paul Flynn20/11/1991Newport WestSigned
Bruce Grocott20/11/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Donald Anderson20/11/1991Swansea EastSigned
Joe Ashton20/11/1991BassetlawSigned
Tony Banks20/11/1991Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes20/11/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Kevin Barron20/11/1991Rother ValleySigned
Tony Benn20/11/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Joe Benton20/11/1991BootleSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/11/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Jack Thompson20/11/1991WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner20/11/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Alan Williams20/11/1991Swansea WestSigned
Alan Wynne Williams20/11/1991CarmarthenSigned
David Winnick20/11/1991Walsall NorthSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours20/11/1991WorkingtonSigned
David Clelland20/11/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Dawn Primarolo20/11/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Joyce Quin20/11/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Giles Radice20/11/1991North DurhamSigned
Ted Rowlands20/11/1991Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneySigned
Chris Smith20/11/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Hardy20/11/1991WentworthSigned
David Hinchliffe20/11/1991WakefieldSigned
Kate Hoey20/11/1991VauxhallSigned
John Home Robertson20/11/1991East LothianSigned
Robert Hughes20/11/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Eric Illsley20/11/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Kilfoyle20/11/1991Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse20/11/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Richard Caborn20/11/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Bill O'Brien20/11/1991NormantonSigned
Paul Murphy20/11/1991TorfaenSigned
Elliot Morley20/11/1991Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
John McWilliam20/11/1991BlaydonSigned
John McFall20/11/1991DumbartonSigned
John McAllion20/11/1991Dundee EastSigned
Eric Martlew20/11/1991CarlisleSigned
David Marshall20/11/1991Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Alice Mahon20/11/1991HalifaxSigned
Calum MacDonald20/11/1991Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
David Lambie20/11/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Gerry Bermingham21/11/1991St Helens SouthSigned
John Battle21/11/1991Leeds WestSigned
Hilary Armstrong21/11/1991North West DurhamSigned
Llin Golding21/11/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
William McKelvey21/11/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Norman Godman21/11/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Alexander Eadie21/11/1991MidlothianSigned
Terry Davis21/11/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ron Davies21/11/1991CaerphillySigned
Tom Cox21/11/1991TootingSigned
Frank Cook21/11/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Keith Bradley21/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie21/11/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Richard Livsey21/11/1991Brecon and RadnorSigned
Joan Lestor21/11/1991EcclesSigned
Dennis Skinner21/11/1991BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross21/11/1991Dundee WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe21/11/1991LeighSigned
Ian McCartney22/11/1991MakerfieldSigned
Gordon Oakes25/11/1991HaltonSigned
Mike Watson25/11/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Keith Vaz25/11/1991Leicester EastSigned
Alan Meale25/11/1991MansfieldSigned
Martyn Jones25/11/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Alex Salmond25/11/1991Banff & BuchanSigned
Jimmy Hood26/11/1991ClydesdaleSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/11/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Win Griffiths26/11/1991BridgendSigned
Tommy Graham27/11/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eddie Loyden28/11/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone29/11/1991Brent EastSigned
Alun Michael02/12/1991Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Andrew Faulds02/12/1991Warley EastSigned
Nigel Griffiths05/12/1991Edinburgh SouthSigned
Audrey Wise25/02/1992PrestonSigned

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