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EDM number 534 in 1993-94, proposed by Alan Williams on 07/02/1994.

That this House believes that it is a striking coincidence that some of Baroness Thatcher's closest advisers when she was Prime Minister are now directly and closely linked with the major beneficiaries of the ú234 million aid given for the Pergau dam project; wonders why Sir Charles Powell and Sir Tim Bell did not recognise that inevitably there would be questions of conflict of interest when, respectively Sir Charles Powell as a director of Hong Kong Land, accepted a directorship at Trafalgar House, while Sir Tim Bell became an adviser to the Malaysian Government; regards it as disingenuous of Sir Charles Powell to claim that it is not the job of private secretaries and civil servants to have views'; recalls that he was at No. 10 when the then Prime Minister's undertakings were given to the Malaysian Government and remained there after the final Pergau decision was taken in February 1991; regards this as especially important because it was on foreign policy rather than on aid grounds that Ministers justified going ahead with this 'abuse' of aid on an 'unequivocally uneconomic' project; and hopes that the Foreign Affairs Select Committee will give serious consideration to calling Sir Charles Powell as a witness and exploring whether his role was as benign as he would have people believe.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alan Williams07/02/1994Swansea WestProposed
Ernie Ross08/02/1994Dundee WestSigned
Paddy Tipping08/02/1994SherwoodSigned
Hugh Bayley08/02/1994York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes08/02/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans08/02/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd08/02/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis08/02/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ian Davidson08/02/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Cummings08/02/1994EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty08/02/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Michie08/02/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale08/02/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey08/02/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion08/02/1994Dundee EastSigned
Terry Lewis08/02/1994WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones08/02/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Kim Howells08/02/1994PontypriddSigned
John Heppell08/02/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Eric Clarke08/02/1994MidlothianSigned
Martin Redmond09/02/1994Don ValleySigned
Alan Wynne Williams09/02/1994CarmarthenSigned
Mike Watson09/02/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Gerry Steinberg09/02/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Andrew Faulds09/02/1994Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie09/02/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bridget Prentice09/02/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Janet Anderson10/02/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Robert Parry10/02/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Norman Godman10/02/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
David Clelland10/02/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Stephen Byers10/02/1994WallsendSigned
Eric Illsley10/02/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Llew Smith10/02/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Dennis Skinner10/02/1994BolsoverSigned
Peter Pike10/02/1994BurnleySigned
Ken Livingstone10/02/1994Brent EastSigned
Richard Burden11/02/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Anne Campbell14/02/1994CambridgeSigned
Terry Patchett15/02/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Terry Rooney15/02/1994Bradford NorthSigned
Martyn Jones15/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Jack Thompson16/02/1994WansbeckSigned
Tony Worthington16/02/1994Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Audrey Wise16/02/1994PrestonSigned
John Gunnell16/02/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jean Corston16/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Nigel Griffiths17/02/1994Edinburgh SouthSigned
Alan Simpson17/02/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Michael Clapham17/02/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Win Griffiths17/02/1994BridgendSigned
Helen Jackson21/02/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Harry Cohen24/02/1994LeytonSigned
Mike Hall28/02/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Bob CryerUnknownWithdrawn

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