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EDM number 398 in 1991-92, proposed by Graham Allen on 13/12/1991.

That this House notes that the Prime Minister has opted out of the European Social Charter which extends rights for women workers, part-timers and young people; and notes that a Social Charter based on his own record from 1985 to 1987 while a Minister at Social Security would include planning major cuts in benefit which were introduced in 1988, cutting the value of the state earnings-related pension by half for people retiring in eight years time, authorising sweetners for people to opt out of SERPS paid for by the national insurance fund, abolishing benefit entitlements for 16 and 17 year olds and so leading to increased teenage homelessness and crime; introducing the Social Fund, bringing in the 20 per cent. poll tax contribution for people on benefit, cutting mortgage interest payments by half during the first months of unemployment, abolishing disablement benefits for industrially injured people with less than 14 per cent. loss of faculty and abolishing the ú25 universal maternity grant.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Graham Allen13/12/1991Nottingham NorthProposed
Dennis Skinner13/12/1991BolsoverSigned
Keith Bradley13/12/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Huw Edwards16/12/1991MonmouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg16/12/1991Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle16/12/1991Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes16/12/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman16/12/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/12/1991LeighSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/12/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Alan Meale16/12/1991MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey16/12/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Michie16/12/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John McAllion16/12/1991Dundee EastSigned
Terry Lewis16/12/1991WorsleySigned
Ernie Ross16/12/1991Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond16/12/1991Don ValleySigned
Dawn Primarolo16/12/1991Bristol SouthSigned
John Cummings17/12/1991EasingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/12/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Alexander Eadie17/12/1991MidlothianSigned
Andrew Faulds17/12/1991Warley EastSigned
Maria Fyfe17/12/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Irene Adams17/12/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Win Griffiths17/12/1991BridgendSigned
Hilary Armstrong17/12/1991North West DurhamSigned
Frank Cook17/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Dave Nellist17/12/1991Coventry South EastSigned
Elliot Morley17/12/1991Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Robert Hughes17/12/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Chris Smith17/12/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Terry Rooney17/12/1991Bradford NorthSigned
Terry Patchett17/12/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Peter Pike17/12/1991BurnleySigned
Tom Cox17/12/1991TootingSigned
John Garrett18/12/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Mike Watson18/12/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Jack Thompson18/12/1991WansbeckSigned
Eric Illsley18/12/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Allan Rogers18/12/1991RhonddaSigned
Robert Parry18/12/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Eddie Loyden19/12/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Edward O'Hara19/12/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Donald Anderson16/01/1992Swansea EastSigned
Kevin Barron16/01/1992Rother ValleySigned
Kim Howells23/01/1992PontypriddSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Michael Welsh23/01/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
David Clelland10/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned

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