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EDM number 1464 in 1993-94, proposed by Harry Cohen on 06/07/1994.

That this House considers it axiomatic that the Government's regressive income taxation policy benefits the highly paid, whilst its policy of imposing an unprecedently high rate of VAT, like the earlier poll tax, redistributes the taxation burden from the highly paid to the lower paid; notes that most United Kingdom citizens now pay approximately 45 per cent. of wages in one form of taxation or another, and can calculate that the 5.7 per cent. offer to the railway signal workers, which was withdrawn following the Government's veto, is worth less than 3 per cent. in real terms, and that nearly half of the 5.7 per cent. rise would have returned to the Treasury via taxation; notes that the 3 per cent. figure is consistent with the Government's pay guidelines; and therefore draws the inevitable conclusion that the Government's motives for inflicting misery on the travelling public is purely political malice.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Harry Cohen06/07/1994LeytonProposed
Ernie Ross07/07/1994Dundee WestSigned
Paul Flynn07/07/1994Newport WestSigned
John Evans07/07/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd07/07/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/07/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Bill Michie07/07/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey07/07/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion07/07/1994Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone07/07/1994Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones07/07/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eric Illsley07/07/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Dennis Skinner07/07/1994BolsoverSigned
Alan Simpson07/07/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/07/1994Islington NorthSigned
Harry Barnes08/07/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Peter Hardy11/07/1994WentworthSigned
Michael Connarty11/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Janet Anderson11/07/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Colin Pickthall12/07/1994West LancashireSigned
Dennis Turner12/07/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Andrew Faulds12/07/1994Warley EastSigned
Eddie Loyden12/07/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Martin Redmond12/07/1994Don ValleySigned
David Clelland12/07/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Mike Watson13/07/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Robert Wareing13/07/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tony Banks13/07/1994Newham North WestSigned
Mike Hall13/07/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Eric Clarke13/07/1994MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale13/07/1994MansfieldSigned
Alice Mahon14/07/1994HalifaxSigned
Bill Etherington14/07/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Max Madden18/07/1994Bradford WestSigned
Jack Thompson19/07/1994WansbeckSigned
Edward O'Hara20/07/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Heppell21/07/1994Nottingham EastSigned

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