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Conduct Of The Secretary Of State For Wales And Nhs Trust Appointments In Wales

EDM number 774 in 1994-95, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 09/03/1995.

That this House expresses its disquiet at the continued domination of prominent Tories and Freemasons in appointments to top jobs in the National Health Service in Wales as witnessed by the appointment of Derek Morgan, President of the Bridgend Constituency Conservative Association to be Chairman of the largest NHS Trust in Wales, and of David Crosby, prominent Tory and Freemason to be Chairman of the Cardiff Community Healthcare Trust; recalls the ringing declarations of the Secretary of State for Wales and his junior Health Minister that these posts were being advertised and would be appointed on merit only; but notes that these two appointments are examples yet again of the same old names and the same old games; and consider that the breaking up of the NHS into several dozen businesses in this way has enormous attractions to this government in diverting tax payers money into the pocket of prominent Tory supporters to give sustenance to the party after its contemptuous rejection at the ballot box in the Islwyn by-election.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan09/03/1995Cardiff WestProposed
Alex Carlile13/03/1995MontgomerySigned
Harry Barnes13/03/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Bill Michie14/03/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Michael Connarty14/03/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Norman Godman14/03/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/03/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Paddy Tipping14/03/1995SherwoodSigned
Mike Hall15/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Don Touhig15/03/1995IslwynSigned
Jim Dowd15/03/1995Lewisham WestSigned
John Cummings15/03/1995EasingtonSigned
Alan Wynne Williams16/03/1995CarmarthenSigned
Martyn Jones21/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone22/03/1995Brent EastSigned
Alan Simpson23/03/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Audrey Wise19/04/1995PrestonSigned
Barry Sheerman24/04/1995HuddersfieldSigned
Nigel Jones16/05/1995CheltenhamSigned
Donald Anderson18/05/1995Swansea EastSigned

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