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Conduct Of The Honourable Member For South Ribble And Lord Blaker And World In;action Programme Of March 1992

EDM number 747 in 1994-95, proposed by Tom Pendry on 07/03/1995.

That this House notes that, in their Early Day Motion 841, of 10th March 1992, the then Right honourable Member for Blackpool South, now the Noble Lord, Lord Blaker, and the honourable Member for South Ribble stated that the World in Action Programme of 2nd March 1992, which made allegations against them, was wholly misleading in that, inter alia, the investigation into the affairs of Mr Owen Oyston was, at all times, that of Mr Michael Murrin; regrets that the Noble Lord and the honourable Member for South Ribble thereby did not explain to the House their own involvement in the covert investigation in that tape recordings of conversations between Mr Murrin, the Noble Lord and the honourable Member for South Ribble revealed (a) that they secretly financed and directed the said investigation and that their purpose was to damage the reputation and livelihood of Mr Oyston for politically motivated reasons and (b) that they were also privy to obtaining, by clandestine means, private papers and bank account details of Mr Oyston; therefore calls upon the Noble Lord and the honourable Member for South Ribble to apologise to this House for failing to reveal, in the said Early Day Motion, the extent of their financial and personal involvement in the squalid investigation referred to; further notes that the Noble Lord and the honourable Member for South Ribble have failed to respond to Early Day Motion No. 863 of Session 1991-92, in the name of the honourable Member for Stalybridge and Hyde, which refers to their personal involvement in secret payments to fund a dirty tricks campaign against leading Labour Party members and supporters; and calls upon them to so respond.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Tom Pendry07/03/1995Stalybridge & HydeProposed
Robert Parry08/03/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dennis Turner08/03/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe08/03/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard08/03/1995WalthamstowSigned
John Evans08/03/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Cohen08/03/1995LeytonSigned
David Clelland08/03/1995Tyne BridgeSigned
Eric Clarke08/03/1995MidlothianSigned
Richard Caborn08/03/1995Sheffield CentralSigned
Gordon Oakes08/03/1995HaltonSigned
Alan Meale08/03/1995MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey08/03/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Denis MacShane08/03/1995RotherhamSigned
Andrew MacKinlay08/03/1995ThurrockSigned
Robert Hughes08/03/1995Aberdeen NorthSigned
John Heppell08/03/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Alan Simpson08/03/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Terry Patchett08/03/1995Barnsley EastSigned
Keith Vaz15/03/1995Leicester EastSigned
Mike Hall15/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell15/03/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Bill Michie15/03/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Max Madden15/03/1995Bradford WestSigned
Frank Cook15/03/1995Stockton NorthSigned
Jane Kennedy20/03/1995Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Martyn Jones21/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone22/03/1995Brent EastSigned
Bryan Davies22/03/1995Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Kim Howells23/03/1995PontypriddSigned
Bridget Prentice27/03/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Jim Cunningham04/04/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Peter Snape26/04/1995West Bromwich EastSigned
Nigel Griffiths02/05/1995Edinburgh SouthSigned
George Foulkes02/05/1995Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Ian Pearson10/05/1995Dudley WestSigned
Robert Litherland17/05/1995Manchester CentralSigned
Robin Corbett25/05/1995Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Llin Golding25/05/1995Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
John Spellar21/06/1995Warley WestSigned
Eddie Loyden21/06/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tommy Graham29/06/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Hugh Bayley12/07/1995York, City ofSigned
Norman Godman13/07/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Allan Rogers06/11/1995RhonddaSigned

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