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Shopping Hours Reform Council And Illegal Sunday Trading

EDM number 413 in 1991-92, proposed by David Alton on 17/12/1991.

That this House notes with concern that those retail companies leading a pre-Christmas campaign of deliberate law-breaking on Sundays are all fully paid-up members of the Shopping Hours Reform Council, a body whose Director, Mr Roger Boaden, is a former senior official from Conservative Central Office and whose Chairman Sir Basil Feldman is also the current Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative Associations; further notes that not one word of condemnation of the activities of the Shopping Hours Reform Council in support of the law-breakers has been uttered by any Government Minister or law officer; further notes that most Shopping Hours Reform Council companies are major donors to and/or major sponsors of the Conservative Party; and calls upon the Government to uphold the rule of law, and upon Sir Basil Feldman to resign from the chairmanship of either the Shopping Hours Reform Council or the National Union in order to avoid any possible conflict of interest or loyalty.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

David Alton17/12/1991Liverpool Mossley HillProposed
Eric Illsley18/12/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Frank Cook18/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Barnes18/12/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Alan Beith18/12/1991Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Patrick Duffy19/12/1991Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Jack Thompson19/12/1991WansbeckSigned
Jim Wallace19/12/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Simon Hughes13/01/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
Alun Michael13/01/1992Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours13/01/1992WorkingtonSigned
Dennis Turner14/01/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Andrew Faulds14/01/1992Warley EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe14/01/1992LeighSigned
Gordon Oakes14/01/1992HaltonSigned
John Evans14/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Roy Hughes15/01/1992Newport EastSigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
Donald Anderson16/01/1992Swansea EastSigned
Audrey Wise16/01/1992PrestonSigned
John Taylor17/01/1992StrangfordSigned
Joan Ruddock20/01/1992Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Win Griffiths21/01/1992BridgendSigned
Mike Watson21/01/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
John Smith23/01/1992Vale of GlamorganSigned
Kim Howells23/01/1992PontypriddSigned
Ashok Kumar23/01/1992LangbaurghSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Michael Welsh23/01/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Dafydd Wigley23/01/1992CaernarfonSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned

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