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The Prime Minister And The Budget

EDM number 741 in 1991-92, proposed by Terry Lewis on 25/02/1992.

That this House recalls that the Prime Minister in the Today newspaper of 21st October 1991 acknowledged pressure from his own backbenchers to 'bribe' the electorate with a pre-election budget; notes that he said then that this would be possible but unwise; recalls further that he described such a move as 'fool's gold, which would be terribly unfair to the people who would be hurt by it'; agrees with his observation that in such a move 'you would only stimulate a mini-boom and at the end of that mini-boom you would create the problems we have had'; welcomes his Autumn undertaking of 'not (going) to manipulate the economy just for short-term purposes'; and therefore looks forward to a budget which puts the interests of the nation before those of the Conservative Party.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Terry Lewis25/02/1992WorsleyProposed
Terry Rooney25/02/1992Bradford NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/02/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Bruce Grocott25/02/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
Maria Fyfe25/02/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Paul Flynn25/02/1992Newport WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie25/02/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Cook25/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Cohen25/02/1992LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/02/1992Blyth ValleySigned
James Callaghan25/02/1992Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Richard Caborn25/02/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
John Smith25/02/1992Vale of GlamorganSigned
Keith Bradley25/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Brian Sedgemore25/02/1992Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Dennis Skinner25/02/1992BolsoverSigned
Norman Hogg25/02/1992Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Doug Hoyle25/02/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Eric Martlew25/02/1992CarlisleSigned
Ian McCartney25/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Rhodri Morgan25/02/1992Cardiff WestSigned
Dave Nellist25/02/1992Coventry South EastSigned
Roland Boyes25/02/1992Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/02/1992LeighSigned
Alan Wynne Williams26/02/1992CarmarthenSigned
Mike Watson26/02/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Dennis Turner26/02/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes26/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Huw Edwards26/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Edward O'Hara26/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie26/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alice Mahon26/02/1992HalifaxSigned
Eric Illsley26/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Roy Hughes26/02/1992Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy27/02/1992WentworthSigned
Tom Cox27/02/1992TootingSigned
John Evans27/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Win Griffiths27/02/1992BridgendSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned
Jack Thompson04/03/1992WansbeckSigned
John Cummings05/03/1992EasingtonSigned
Paul Murphy09/03/1992TorfaenSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned

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