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EDM number 1097 in 1993-94, proposed by Jeff Rooker on 21/04/1994.

That this House recalls that the Conservative Party broadcast of Wednesday 6th April an example was used of the increase in the cost of painting a yellow line in Waltham Forest, where, due to administrative charges the quote of ú40 became a cost of ú1,600; is of the opinion that the broadcast intended to convey the impression that the difference was due to Waltham Forest being a Labour Council; notes that the incident referred to was the provision under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of a parking bay at no cost to the embassy concerned; understands that because this was the first time this had been requested by a diplomat in the borough a new local order had to be made at the cost of ú484; recognises that the Convention and the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 required two notices in the London Gazette at a cost of ú400 and two separate notices in local newspapers at a cost of ú600; accepts that to these costs were added ú10 to mark the carriageway and ú100 to erect a sign and post making a grant total of ú1594; acknowledges the Borough of Waltham Forest complied with the law in a way every other local authority would be required to; believes this information was available to those who encouraged Saatchi & Saatchi to make the broadcast; and condemns the Conservative party for seeking to imply the extra costs only came about because Waltham Forest is Labour controlled.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Jeff Rooker21/04/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrProposed
Estelle Morris21/04/1994Birmingham, YardleySigned
Neil Gerrard21/04/1994WalthamstowSigned
Terry Davis21/04/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Cohen21/04/1994LeytonSigned
Richard Burden21/04/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Robin Corbett21/04/1994Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Michael Clapham22/04/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
John Evans22/04/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes22/04/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Cummings25/04/1994EasingtonSigned
Jim Dowd25/04/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Lynne Jones25/04/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Bridget Prentice25/04/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Tony Banks26/04/1994Newham North WestSigned
Roger Godsiff26/04/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Andrew Faulds26/04/1994Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie26/04/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Michael Connarty26/04/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke26/04/1994MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale26/04/1994MansfieldSigned
John McAllion26/04/1994Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone26/04/1994Brent EastSigned
Eric Illsley26/04/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross26/04/1994Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall26/04/1994West LancashireSigned
William McKelvey26/04/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John Gunnell27/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Keith Bradley27/04/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Martyn Jones27/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Clive Soley27/04/1994HammersmithSigned
Win Griffiths28/04/1994BridgendSigned
Derek Enright29/04/1994HemsworthSigned
John Heppell03/05/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Jean Corston10/05/1994Bristol EastSigned
Edward O'Hara18/05/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Tommy Graham18/05/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Audrey Wise07/07/1994PrestonSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned

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