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Opting Out Of The Social Charter

EDM number 377 in 1991-92, proposed by Stuart Bell on 11/12/1991.

That this House notes the acknowledgement of the Prime Minister that Her Majesty's Government did indeed opt-out of signing the social chapter deleted from the draft treaty at Maastricht on European union, the acknowledgement coming in response to an intervention by the Right honourable Member for Yeovil during the Prime Minister's statement on the floor of the House on 11th December; regrets that the citizens of the United Kingdom shall be deprived of the benefits of the promotion of employment, the improvement in living and worker conditions, proper social protection, dialogue between management and labour, the development of human resources to create lasting high employment and proposals to effect equality between men and women with regard to labour market opportunities and treatment at work, all of them included in the social charter; rejects the claim of the Prime Minister that these measures of the now deleted social chapter would cause unemployment; and calls upon the Prime Minister to sign the protocol incorporating the social charter of 1989 when the treaty on European Union is signed in early February so that there is unanimity throughout the twelve nations for the creation of a social Europe.

This motion has been signed by a total of 82 MPs.

Stuart Bell11/12/1991MiddlesbroughProposed
Roland Boyes11/12/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Max Madden11/12/1991Bradford WestSigned
Nick Brown11/12/1991Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
James Callaghan11/12/1991Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours11/12/1991WorkingtonSigned
Tom Clarke11/12/1991Monklands WestSigned
David Clelland11/12/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Frank Cook11/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe11/12/1991LeighSigned
Alistair Darling11/12/1991Edinburgh CentralSigned
Frank Doran11/12/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Kenneth Eastham11/12/1991Manchester, BlackleySigned
Huw Edwards11/12/1991MonmouthSigned
Derek Enright11/12/1991HemsworthSigned
Derek Fatchett11/12/1991Leeds CentralSigned
Paul Flynn11/12/1991Newport WestSigned
George Galloway11/12/1991Glasgow HillheadSigned
Norman Godman11/12/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tommy Graham11/12/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Hilary Armstrong11/12/1991North West DurhamSigned
Joe Ashton11/12/1991BassetlawSigned
Harry Barnes11/12/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Kevin Barron11/12/1991Rother ValleySigned
Keith Vaz11/12/1991Leicester EastSigned
Gareth Wardell11/12/1991GowerSigned
Robert Wareing11/12/1991Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Michael Welsh11/12/1991Doncaster NorthSigned
Alan Williams11/12/1991Swansea WestSigned
David Young11/12/1991Bolton South EastSigned
Elliot Morley11/12/1991Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Terry Patchett11/12/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Raymond Powell11/12/1991OgmoreSigned
Stuart Randall11/12/1991Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Martin Redmond11/12/1991Don ValleySigned
Allan Rogers11/12/1991RhonddaSigned
Terry Rooney11/12/1991Bradford NorthSigned
Brian Sedgemore11/12/1991Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Doug Henderson11/12/1991Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
John Home Robertson11/12/1991East LothianSigned
Jimmy Hood11/12/1991ClydesdaleSigned
George Howarth11/12/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Kim Howells11/12/1991PontypriddSigned
Robert Hughes11/12/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Martyn Jones11/12/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Eric Illsley11/12/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Chris Mullin11/12/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
Rhodri Morgan11/12/1991Cardiff WestSigned
Lewis Moonie11/12/1991KirkcaldySigned
Alun Michael11/12/1991Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Alan Meale11/12/1991MansfieldSigned
John McFall11/12/1991DumbartonSigned
Eric Martlew11/12/1991CarlisleSigned
Jim Marshall11/12/1991Leicester SouthSigned
Alice Mahon11/12/1991HalifaxSigned
Calum MacDonald11/12/1991Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse11/12/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Ashok Kumar11/12/1991LangbaurghSigned
Gerry Steinberg12/12/1991Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle12/12/1991Leeds WestSigned
Win Griffiths12/12/1991BridgendSigned
Llin Golding12/12/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie12/12/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Keith Bradley12/12/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Irene Adams12/12/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Terry Lewis16/12/1991WorsleySigned
Ron Davies16/12/1991CaerphillySigned
Donald Anderson16/12/1991Swansea EastSigned
John Cummings17/12/1991EasingtonSigned
Maria Fyfe17/12/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Andrew Faulds17/12/1991Warley EastSigned
Paul Murphy17/12/1991TorfaenSigned
Joyce Quin17/12/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Robert Parry17/12/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Roy Hughes18/12/1991Newport EastSigned
John Garrett18/12/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Jack Thompson18/12/1991WansbeckSigned
Mike Watson18/12/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Chris Smith19/12/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Edward O'Hara19/12/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Eddie McGrady13/01/1992South DownSigned
Bruce Grocott13/01/1992Wrekin, TheSigned

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