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Hillfields Area Of Coventry And Wandsworth

EDM number 1404 in 1994-95, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 13/07/1995.

That this House condemns the mis-informed, ill-judged and uncalled for statements of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Sir Paul Beresford, while visiting the Hillfields area of Coventry; is amazed that the Minister stated that Hillfields is 'disgusting' and that 'It doesn't cost much to clean after yourself', as reported in the Coventry Evening Telegraph of 13th July 1995; reminds the Minister and his colleagues that it is the unemployment, the social security cuts, the homelessness and the economic disasters of the Conservative Government, as well as his Government's refusal to give the go-ahead for ú6.2 million to go to the area from the European Urban Fund, that has made Hillfields what it is today; demands that the Minister withdraw his derogatory remarks against the decent and often struggling residents of Hillfields; urges the Minister not to insult people going about their business as an excuse for not assisting run down areas; and notes that the London borough of Wandsworth, championed by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, serves its people by closing old people's homes, and as a consequence creates unnecessary worry and hardship.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Jim Cunningham13/07/1995Coventry South EastProposed
Peter Pike13/07/1995BurnleySigned
James Wray13/07/1995Glasgow ProvanSigned
David Winnick13/07/1995Walsall NorthSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe13/07/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Irene Adams13/07/1995Paisley NorthSigned
George Galloway13/07/1995Glasgow HillheadSigned
Angela Eagle13/07/1995WallaseySigned
Brian H Donohoe13/07/1995Cunninghame SouthSigned
Eric Clarke13/07/1995MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale13/07/1995MansfieldSigned
John McWilliam13/07/1995BlaydonSigned
William McKelvey13/07/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion13/07/1995Dundee EastSigned
Kevin Hughes13/07/1995Doncaster NorthSigned
Ernie Ross13/07/1995Dundee WestSigned
Ian Pearson13/07/1995Dudley WestSigned
Dennis Skinner14/07/1995BolsoverSigned
Harry Barnes14/07/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks17/07/1995Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman17/07/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Eddie Loyden17/07/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Evans17/07/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Michie17/07/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Roy Hughes17/07/1995Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy17/07/1995WentworthSigned
Terry Davis17/07/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/07/1995Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston18/07/1995Bristol EastSigned
John Cummings18/07/1995EasingtonSigned
Audrey Wise18/07/1995PrestonSigned
Terry Lewis19/07/1995WorsleySigned
Dennis Turner19/07/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson19/07/1995WansbeckSigned
Janet Anderson19/07/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Eric Illsley19/07/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Colin Pickthall19/07/1995West LancashireSigned
Martin Redmond16/10/1995Don ValleySigned
Ken Livingstone18/10/1995Brent EastSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/10/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Michael Clapham19/10/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Mike Hall26/10/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Allan Rogers06/11/1995RhonddaSigned

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