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Conservative Controlled Castle Point Council And The Hon Member For Castle Point

EDM number 393 in 1993-94, proposed by Andrew Mackinlay on 19/01/1994.

That this House notes that the honourable Member for Castle Point has not added his name to Early Day Motion 375, 'Comparison between Conservative and Labour Councils'; wonders if this has anything to do with the unexplained ú2.2 million deficit in the finances of Conservative controlled Castle Point Council which culminated in major job losses, a savage cut in the Council's services, together with a major hike in the Council tax for 1993-94; recalls that in the debate on the Capping Order on 9th June 1993 the Minister for Local Government and Planning blamed the Treasurer without any further amplification as to the Conservative Council's financial crisis; considers that this is wholly consistent with the Conservative's strategy generally, namely, whenever anything goes wrong be sure to immediately blame someone else; further asks the question how, if the Minister was correct in his unsubstantiated accusation of the Treasurer, it was possible for this public official to subsequently obtain a highly paid finance post in the National Health Service; and invites the honourable Member for Castle Point to call for a public enquiry into the stewardship of his Council's finances followed by a full disclosure as to who was really to blame.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Andrew MacKinlay19/01/1994ThurrockProposed
Rhodri Morgan20/01/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/01/1994Durham, City ofSigned
John Evans20/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Angela Eagle20/01/1994WallaseySigned
John Cummings20/01/1994EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley20/01/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey20/01/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion20/01/1994Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone20/01/1994Brent EastSigned
Peter Hardy20/01/1994WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner20/01/1994BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross20/01/1994Dundee WestSigned
Terry Rooney20/01/1994Bradford NorthSigned
Bridget Prentice20/01/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Colin Pickthall20/01/1994West LancashireSigned
Jack Thompson21/01/1994WansbeckSigned
Michael Connarty24/01/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Janet Anderson24/01/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tommy Graham24/01/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Harry Cohen24/01/1994LeytonSigned
Terry Patchett24/01/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Paul Flynn24/01/1994Newport WestSigned
Norman Hogg25/01/1994Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Doug Hoyle25/01/1994Warrington NorthSigned
Terry Lewis25/01/1994WorsleySigned
Mike Hall25/01/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Derek Enright26/01/1994HemsworthSigned
Ian Davidson26/01/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Eddie Loyden26/01/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Eric Illsley27/01/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours03/02/1994WorkingtonSigned
Jean Corston07/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Martyn Jones08/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Gapes15/02/1994Ilford SouthSigned

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