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EDM number 464 in 1993-94, proposed by Tony Lloyd on 26/01/1994.

That this House notes the remarks of the Under Secretary of State for the Department of Employment recorded in the Official Report of 19th January, column 936, that 'where there is ever any evidence to suggest public money may have been misused, or that the value for public money may not have been met, that is something worthy of investigation, which would come up through the ordinary audit procedures'; notes that the collapse of the Astra Training network shows that public money was misused because Astra were abusing the system of output related funding and claiming public money for successful 'outcomes' which did not exist; notes that the public did not get value for money because millions of taxpayers' money was squandered in the privatisation and subsequent collapse of Astra and this much needed resource has now gone at a time of high unemployment and when skills are desperately needed to form the basis of future economic prosperity and that ordinary audit procedures did not reveal Astra's abuse of the funding system and that there are no financial controls to ensure this abuse cannot happen again; further notes that successive Secretaries of State have helped create this appalling fiasco and then washed their hands of any responsibility; and calls on the Government to honour the promises of their own Minister and at the very least hold an independent inquiry and recover public money where it has been misappropriated.

This motion has been signed by a total of 115 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tony Lloyd26/01/1994StretfordProposed
Dawn Primarolo26/01/1994Bristol SouthSigned
Ken Purchase26/01/1994Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Terry Rooney26/01/1994Bradford NorthSigned
Ernie Ross26/01/1994Dundee WestSigned
Alan Simpson26/01/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Andrew Smith26/01/1994Oxford EastSigned
Clive Soley26/01/1994HammersmithSigned
Rachel Squire26/01/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
John Heppell26/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Keith Hill26/01/1994StreathamSigned
David Hinchliffe26/01/1994WakefieldSigned
Eric Illsley26/01/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Martyn Jones26/01/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Peter Kilfoyle26/01/1994Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Robert Litherland26/01/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden26/01/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Calum MacDonald26/01/1994Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Alice Mahon26/01/1994HalifaxSigned
Jim Marshall26/01/1994Leicester SouthSigned
Eric Martlew26/01/1994CarlisleSigned
John McAllion26/01/1994Dundee EastSigned
Ian McCartney26/01/1994MakerfieldSigned
William McKelvey26/01/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Michie26/01/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Rhodri Morgan26/01/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Gordon Oakes26/01/1994HaltonSigned
Keith Bradley26/01/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Nick Brown26/01/1994Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Malcolm Chisholm26/01/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Ian Davidson26/01/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Bryan Davies26/01/1994Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Brian H Donohoe26/01/1994Cunninghame SouthSigned
Derek Enright26/01/1994HemsworthSigned
George Foulkes26/01/1994Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Tommy Graham26/01/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Irene Adams26/01/1994Paisley NorthSigned
Win Griffiths26/01/1994BridgendSigned
Mike Hall26/01/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Tony Banks26/01/1994Newham North WestSigned
Kevin Barron26/01/1994Rother ValleySigned
Gerry Bermingham26/01/1994St Helens SouthSigned
Joan Walley26/01/1994Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Robert Wareing26/01/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Andrew Welsh26/01/1994Angus EastSigned
Malcolm Wicks26/01/1994Croydon North WestSigned
Audrey Wise26/01/1994PrestonSigned
Peter Pike27/01/1994BurnleySigned
Peter Hardy27/01/1994WentworthSigned
Robert Hughes27/01/1994Aberdeen NorthSigned
Lynne Jones27/01/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Andrew Miller27/01/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Chris Mullin27/01/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
Alex Carlile27/01/1994MontgomerySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe27/01/1994LeighSigned
Jim Dowd27/01/1994Lewisham WestSigned
John Evans27/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman27/01/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Battle27/01/1994Leeds WestSigned
Hugh Bayley27/01/1994York, City ofSigned
Harold Walker27/01/1994Doncaster CentralSigned
Dennis Skinner28/01/1994BolsoverSigned
Ken Livingstone28/01/1994Brent EastSigned
Bridget Prentice31/01/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Martin Redmond31/01/1994Don ValleySigned
Glenda Jackson31/01/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Alan Meale31/01/1994MansfieldSigned
Elliot Morley31/01/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Paul Murphy31/01/1994TorfaenSigned
Eric Clarke31/01/1994MidlothianSigned
Michael Connarty31/01/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Tom Cox31/01/1994TootingSigned
John Cummings31/01/1994EasingtonSigned
Paul Flynn31/01/1994Newport WestSigned
Roger Godsiff31/01/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Nick Ainger31/01/1994PembrokeSigned
Donald Anderson31/01/1994Swansea EastSigned
Mike Watson31/01/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Williams31/01/1994Swansea WestSigned
Llew Smith01/02/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Roy Hughes01/02/1994Newport EastSigned
Helen Jackson01/02/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Ronnie Campbell01/02/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Clive Betts01/02/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Gerry Steinberg01/02/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Jack Thompson01/02/1994WansbeckSigned
Paddy Tipping01/02/1994SherwoodSigned
Colin Pickthall02/02/1994West LancashireSigned
Terry Lewis02/02/1994WorsleySigned
Richard Burden02/02/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Harry Cohen02/02/1994LeytonSigned
Andrew Faulds02/02/1994Warley EastSigned
Neil Gerrard02/02/1994WalthamstowSigned
Barry Jones03/02/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours03/02/1994WorkingtonSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody03/02/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
Angela Eagle03/02/1994WallaseySigned
Kenneth Eastham03/02/1994Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Gunnell03/02/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jean Corston07/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Llin Golding08/02/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Edward O'Hara09/02/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Allan Rogers10/02/1994RhonddaSigned
John Spellar10/02/1994Warley WestSigned
David Clelland10/02/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
John Garrett10/02/1994Norwich SouthSigned
Mike Gapes15/02/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Kim Howells23/02/1994PontypriddSigned
Tony Wright23/02/1994Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Alan Keen02/03/1994Feltham & HestonSigned
Bob CryerUnknownWithdrawn

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