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EDM number 74 in 1992-93, proposed by Graham Allen on 18/05/1992.

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 sweeteners 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 10 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 60 MPs.

Graham Allen18/05/1992Nottingham NorthProposed
Ernie Ross19/05/1992Dundee WestSigned
James Wray19/05/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Gerry Steinberg19/05/1992Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle19/05/1992Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes19/05/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman19/05/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie19/05/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/05/1992LeighSigned
Tom Cox19/05/1992TootingSigned
Malcolm Chisholm19/05/1992Edinburgh LeithSigned
Richard Burden19/05/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Roland Boyes19/05/1992Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Bill Michie19/05/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale19/05/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey19/05/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion19/05/1992Dundee EastSigned
Colin Pickthall20/05/1992West LancashireSigned
Win Griffiths20/05/1992BridgendSigned
Andrew Faulds20/05/1992Warley EastSigned
John Evans20/05/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Enright20/05/1992HemsworthSigned
David Clelland20/05/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Edward O'Hara20/05/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Chris Smith20/05/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Martin Redmond20/05/1992Don ValleySigned
Peter Pike20/05/1992BurnleySigned
Jack Thompson21/05/1992WansbeckSigned
Mike Hall21/05/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Tommy Graham21/05/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eric Illsley21/05/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
John Garrett21/05/1992Norwich SouthSigned
Terry Davis21/05/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jean Corston21/05/1992Bristol EastSigned
Estelle Morris21/05/1992Birmingham, YardleySigned
Eddie Loyden21/05/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Joan Lestor21/05/1992EcclesSigned
John Hutton21/05/1992Barrow & FurnessSigned
John Home Robertson21/05/1992East LothianSigned
Joyce Quin21/05/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Keith Bradley21/05/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Martyn Jones22/05/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
John Heppell03/06/1992Nottingham EastSigned
Roger Godsiff03/06/1992Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Keith Vaz03/06/1992Leicester EastSigned
Mike Gapes04/06/1992Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell04/06/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Eric Clarke04/06/1992MidlothianSigned
George Howarth04/06/1992Knowsley NorthSigned
Tony Lloyd08/06/1992StretfordSigned
Audrey Wise13/07/1992PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Geoff Hoon28/10/1992AshfieldSigned
Mike O'Brien05/11/1992North WarwickshireSigned
George Galloway12/11/1992Glasgow HillheadSigned
Andrew MacKinlay23/11/1992ThurrockSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours26/11/1992WorkingtonSigned
Ian Davidson03/12/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned
Bryan Davies03/12/1992Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Elliot Morley10/12/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned

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