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Liberal Democrats And Prescription Charges

EDM number 980 in 1993-94, proposed by David Lidington on 29/03/1994.

That this House deplores the publication and distribution of a leaflet by the Liberal Democrats in the Portsmouth area (Focus on St. Jude, Spring 1994), which describes the rise in prescription charges as 'another tax increase that will hit pensioners and those on low incomes hard'; notes that pensioners are totally exempt from prescription charges as are those on income support and family credit; recognises that the Liberals, in their desperate scramble for votes, have put about a wicked falsehood designed to scare vulnerable people; demands that the Leader of the Liberal Party instructs those responsible to withdraw the leaflet and apologise for such unprincipled scaremongering; and recalls that this is a further example of Liberal dirty tricks, following their disgraceful Tory Hamlets leaflet in which, in the words of their own inquiry, Liberal party workers were caught 'pandering to racism'.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Lidington29/03/1994AylesburyProposed
John Whittingdale29/03/1994Colchester South and MaldonSeconded
David Congdon29/03/1994Croydon North EastSeconded
Nirj Deva29/03/1994Brentford & IsleworthSeconded
Anthony Coombs29/03/1994Wyre ForestSeconded
Roy Thomason29/03/1994BromsgroveSeconded
Sebastian Coe29/03/1994Falmouth & CamborneSigned
Patrick Thompson29/03/1994Norwich NorthSigned
Michael Fabricant29/03/1994Staffordshire MidSigned
David Faber29/03/1994WestburySigned
Anthony Durant29/03/1994Reading WestSigned
Bob Dunn29/03/1994DartfordSigned
Alan Duncan29/03/1994Rutland & MeltonSigned
Olga Maitland29/03/1994Sutton & CheamSigned
Toby Jessel29/03/1994TwickenhamSigned
Oliver Heald29/03/1994Hertfordshire NorthSigned
David Shaw29/03/1994DoverSigned
David Knox30/03/1994Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
David Nicholson30/03/1994TauntonSigned
Michael Colvin14/04/1994Romsey and WatersideSigned
Michael BatesUnknownWithdrawn

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