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Street Traders

EDM number 670 in 1994-95, proposed by Norman A Godman on 23/02/1995.

That this House calls for an urgent review of the laws governing street traders; believes that there is an inherent unfairness in laws which permit such traders to set up stances outwith bona fide market places and in the immediate vicinity of shops selling similar goods which have high overheads to meet; notes that a significant overhead for such shops is the contribution to the common good of the locality through business rates; further believes that it is wrong to restrict democratically-elected local authorities from determining areas which are suitable or unsuitable for such street trading stances; and hopes that a rational and sensible review is imminent.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Norman Godman24/02/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowProposed
Harry Barnes24/02/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Colin Pickthall27/02/1995West LancashireSigned
Ernie Ross27/02/1995Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion27/02/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey27/02/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale27/02/1995MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke27/02/1995MidlothianSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/02/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Peter Kilfoyle28/02/1995Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Jack Thompson28/02/1995WansbeckSigned
Jim Dowd28/02/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe28/02/1995LeighSigned
Robin Corbett28/02/1995Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Bill Michie28/02/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ken Livingstone28/02/1995Brent EastSigned
Martin Smyth28/02/1995Belfast SouthSigned
Terry Patchett01/03/1995Barnsley EastSigned
Dennis Turner01/03/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Hugh Bayley01/03/1995York, City ofSigned
Mike Hall01/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Michael Connarty01/03/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Edward O'Hara01/03/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Etherington02/03/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Win Griffiths03/03/1995BridgendSigned
Janet Anderson06/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Roy Beggs06/03/1995East AntrimSigned
Paul Tyler06/03/1995North CornwallSigned
Martyn Jones07/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Alan Simpson09/03/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Nick Harvey09/03/1995North DevonSigned
Anne Campbell13/03/1995CambridgeSigned
Frank Cook15/03/1995Stockton NorthSigned
Tommy Graham20/03/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Nigel Jones16/05/1995CheltenhamSigned

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