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Prayers In The Chamber

EDM number 1431 in 1992-93, proposed by Tony Banks on 18/02/1993.

That this House notes the usually small attendance of honourable and Right honourable Members at Prayers each day; believes that even amongst those attending devotions there are a number whose concern is more to do with a seat in the Chamber than a place in heaven; considers that in a society made up of believers in many religions and none, it is inappropriate to hold Church of England prayers alone; further notes the great pressure amongst honourable and Right honourable Members to intervene at Question Time; and resolves to end the period allocated for prayers and to add the time to Question Time to Ministers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tony Banks18/02/1993Newham North WestProposed
Lynne Jones19/02/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone19/02/1993Brent EastSigned
Michael Clapham19/02/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Colin Pickthall22/02/1993West LancashireSigned
Ian McCartney22/02/1993MakerfieldSigned
Bill Michie22/02/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Jim Dowd22/02/1993Lewisham WestSigned
David Clelland23/02/1993Tyne BridgeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn23/02/1993Islington NorthSigned
Ian Davidson24/02/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Heppell25/02/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Roland Boyes03/03/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Bill Etherington04/03/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
John Gunnell04/03/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jack Thompson16/03/1993WansbeckSigned
Bob CryerUnknownWithdrawn

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