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Conduct Of Chairman Of Governors Of Gowerton School,swansea

EDM number 809 in 1992-93, proposed by Alan Williams on 11/11/1992.

That this House is deeply concerned that during the period for voting on the proposals for opt-out of Gowerton School, Swansea, an anonymous franked card with a Cardiff post-mark was delivered to the parents; notes that this urged parents to support opt-out; is puzzled that this unsigned card was franked with an identification number belonging to a firm named Konica Peter Llewellyn Ltd., Norbury Road, Fairwater, Cardiff; notes that this firm has its Welsh head office at 11/12 De La Beche St., Swansea; deplores the use of business expenses in a political campaign in pursuit of Government policy, and asks whether this cost is being charged against the firm's tax; regrets the furtiveness of the person who first obtained a list of parents and then communicated with them anonymously from over 40 miles away rather that from its Swansea office and assumes that this was to make it difficult to trace the cards; calls upon Mr Alan Devonald of Langland, the Swansea head of Konica's Welsh operations, to explain how and why his firm was mis-used in this way; asks if there is any relationship with the fact that the Chairman pro tem of Gowerton School governors is a Mr Bruce Roberts, who works at Konica; and doubts if such a person is fit to be a chair of governors.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Alan Williams11/11/1992Swansea WestProposed
Colin Pickthall12/11/1992West LancashireSigned
Eric Illsley12/11/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone12/11/1992Brent EastSigned
Alan Meale12/11/1992MansfieldSigned
Derek Enright12/11/1992HemsworthSigned
Paul Flynn12/11/1992Newport WestSigned
Win Griffiths12/11/1992BridgendSigned
Harry Barnes12/11/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Jim Dowd13/11/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Max Madden16/11/1992Bradford WestSigned
Peter Hain16/11/1992NeathSigned
Paul Murphy17/11/1992TorfaenSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/11/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Peter Hardy18/11/1992WentworthSigned
Lynne Jones18/11/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones19/11/1992Alyn & DeesideSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/11/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Llin Golding19/11/1992Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Keith Vaz19/11/1992Leicester EastSigned
Martyn Jones30/11/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Elliot Morley10/12/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Simon Hughes17/12/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jack Thompson13/01/1993WansbeckSigned

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