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Westminster City Council (No.1)

EDM number 54 in 1993-94, proposed by Jack Straw on 23/11/1993.

That this House notes that on 9th December 1992 the District Auditor for Westminster, Mr John Magill, said that he planned to issue the report of his provisional findings and all material documents relating to his enquiry into the designated sales policy of Westminster City Council by 31st March 1993; that on 11th February 1993 he said that it had been impossible to complete all interviews by the end of January 1993 as he had hoped. and that on 25th March 1993 he said that he hoped to issue his report as soon as practicable after the end of April 1993; further notes that on 23rd April 1993 the Controller of the Audit Commission wrote to the honourable Member for Blackburn to say that, subject to any unforeseen matters, the most likely date for issue was June 1993, but on 8th June Mr Magill said that this would be delayed until the autumn; that on 16th November, Mr Magill said that he was now aiming to release his report on 8th, 9th 14th or 15th December, but that last evening he told objectors that his report would be further delayed until January 1994; and is deeply concerned that over four years, a period longer than the local government electoral cycle, have elapsed since formal objections were made to this policy of the City Council, which policy the objectors claim had the purpose of gerrymandering the electoral composition of key marginal wards, by moving out lower-income Labour supporters, and moving in more affluent Conservative voters.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs.

Jack Straw23/11/1993BlackburnProposed
Colin Pickthall24/11/1993West LancashireSigned
Keith Vaz24/11/1993Leicester EastSigned
Harry Barnes24/11/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans24/11/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie24/11/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Dowd24/11/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Jean Corston24/11/1993Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/11/1993Islington NorthSigned
Frank Cook24/11/1993Stockton NorthSigned
David Clelland24/11/1993Tyne BridgeSigned
Eric Clarke24/11/1993MidlothianSigned
Alex Carlile24/11/1993MontgomerySigned
Edward O'Hara24/11/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Peter Pike24/11/1993BurnleySigned
Ernie Ross24/11/1993Dundee WestSigned
Dennis Skinner24/11/1993BolsoverSigned
John Heppell24/11/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Lynne Jones24/11/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone24/11/1993Brent EastSigned
John McAllion24/11/1993Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/11/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale24/11/1993MansfieldSigned
Keith Bradley24/11/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Tony Banks25/11/1993Newham North WestSigned
Mike Hall25/11/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Bill Etherington25/11/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Derek Enright25/11/1993HemsworthSigned
John Cummings25/11/1993EasingtonSigned
Chris Mullin25/11/1993Sunderland SouthSigned
Glenda Jackson25/11/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Bill Michie25/11/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alice Mahon25/11/1993HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden25/11/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Peter Kilfoyle25/11/1993Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Nigel Jones25/11/1993CheltenhamSigned
John Hutton25/11/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
Jimmy Hood25/11/1993ClydesdaleSigned
Peter Hardy25/11/1993WentworthSigned
Alan Simpson25/11/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Barbara Roche25/11/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Bridget Prentice25/11/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Robert Litherland25/11/1993Manchester CentralSigned
Martyn Jones26/11/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Harry Cohen26/11/1993LeytonSigned
Andrew Faulds29/11/1993Warley EastSigned
Michael Connarty29/11/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Keith Hill29/11/1993StreathamSigned
Win Griffiths30/11/1993BridgendSigned
Jack Thompson30/11/1993WansbeckSigned
Eric Illsley01/12/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Alistair Darling01/12/1993Edinburgh CentralSigned
Janet Anderson01/12/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Battle02/12/1993Leeds WestSigned
Dennis Turner02/12/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Angela Eagle06/12/1993WallaseySigned
Ian McCartney08/12/1993MakerfieldSigned
Roland Boyes08/12/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John Gunnell08/12/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Stephen Byers09/12/1993WallsendSigned
Mike Gapes17/12/1993Ilford SouthSigned

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