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EDM number 1240 in 1993-94, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 17/05/1994.

That this House condemns the abuse of the proper public duties of the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in instructing that office to give greater priority to the preparation of amendments to be fed to back-benchers who wished to, or were requested to, frustrate by debate the passage of Private Members' Bills such as the Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill by the use of such amendments and a lesser priority to the preparation of amendments for government legislation even where Cabinet Ministers had given solemn undertakings on the course of Second Reading debates that such amendments would be tabled by specific deadlines now missed; and believes that the primacy of the functions of the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in the preparation of constructive forms of legislative activity, for which the office was set up, requires to be reaffirmed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan17/05/1994Cardiff WestProposed
David Hanson17/05/1994DelynSigned
Llew Smith17/05/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Jon Owen Jones17/05/1994Cardiff CentralSigned
Paul Murphy17/05/1994TorfaenSigned
Nick Ainger17/05/1994PembrokeSigned
Peter Hain17/05/1994NeathSigned
Alex Carlile18/05/1994MontgomerySigned
Keith Bradley18/05/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Michael Connarty18/05/1994Falkirk EastSigned
John Cummings18/05/1994EasingtonSigned
Jim Dowd18/05/1994Lewisham WestSigned
John Evans18/05/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Janet Anderson18/05/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tony Banks18/05/1994Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes18/05/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Audrey Wise18/05/1994PrestonSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/05/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Bill Michie18/05/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey18/05/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion18/05/1994Dundee EastSigned
Lynne Jones18/05/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eric Illsley18/05/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
John Heppell18/05/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Ernie Ross18/05/1994Dundee WestSigned
Bridget Prentice18/05/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Richard Burden19/05/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Robert Wareing19/05/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Win Griffiths19/05/1994BridgendSigned
Norman Godman19/05/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Neil Gerrard19/05/1994WalthamstowSigned
Ian Davidson19/05/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Ken Livingstone19/05/1994Brent EastSigned
Dennis Skinner19/05/1994BolsoverSigned
Barry Sheerman19/05/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Paul Flynn19/05/1994Newport WestSigned
Peter Pike23/05/1994BurnleySigned
Nick Harvey23/05/1994North DevonSigned
Anne Campbell23/05/1994CambridgeSigned
Dennis Turner23/05/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Eddie Loyden24/05/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie24/05/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Derek Enright24/05/1994HemsworthSigned
David Young24/05/1994Bolton South EastSigned
Hugh Bayley25/05/1994York, City ofSigned
Bill Etherington25/05/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Martyn Jones14/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Jim Cunningham16/06/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Kevin Barron16/06/1994Rother ValleySigned
Harry Cohen17/06/1994LeytonSigned
Andrew Faulds21/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
David Clelland23/06/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Greg Pope30/06/1994HyndburnSigned
Jack Thompson30/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Jean Corston12/07/1994Bristol EastSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned

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