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EDM number 241 in 1994-95, proposed by Don Foster on 12/12/1994.

That this House welcomes the Government's decision to bow to parliamentary pressure and abandon the second stage of imposing VAT on domestic fuel; notes with concern that during the four years that the Right honourable Member for Huntingdon has been Prime Minister the Government has changed or reversed a flawed, poorly managed or ill-considered policy once every six weeks on average; notes its withdrawal from the ERM and the subsequent devaluation, the twists and turns over coal pit closures, the abolition of income related fines just seven months after their introduction, and the Prime Minister's retreat from attempts to change the qualified majority voting system in the European Council of Ministers; and recalls the Government's U-turns on policy initiatives including the introduction of school tests for seven and 14 year olds, allowing the Home Secretary to appoint police authority chairmen, changing the operation of magistrates' courts, giving the Education Secretary power to control student unions' activities, reducing local authority involvement on police committees and privatising the Post Office.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Don Foster12/12/1994BathProposed
Diana Maddock12/12/1994ChristchurchSigned
Alex Carlile12/12/1994MontgomerySigned
David Chidgey12/12/1994EastleighSigned
Paul Tyler12/12/1994North CornwallSigned
Lynne Jones13/12/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Malcolm Bruce13/12/1994GordonSigned
Menzies Campbell13/12/1994Fife North EastSigned
Liz Lynne19/12/1994RochdaleSigned
Ken Livingstone10/01/1995Brent EastSigned
Martin Redmond11/01/1995Don ValleySigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned

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