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Conduct Of The Home Secretary And Immigration Policy

EDM number 835 in 1994-95, proposed by Diane Abbott on 15/03/1995.

That this House notes that large-scale primary immigration into this country has ceased, that the numbers seeking asylum in Britain are in decline and that new European border controls will make it harder, not easier, for those who wish to gain residence and working rights in the EU countries, including Britain; believes that the decision announced by the Home Secretary to introduce new harsher immigration legislation in the Autumn is motivated by purely electoral considerations aiming at playing the 'racist card' to distract attention from failing economic policies and to win votes on a racist basis in local elections this year and in the run-up to the next General Election; and calls on the Government to abandon the proposed new Bill.

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

Diane Abbott15/03/1995Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonProposed
Lynne Jones16/03/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Neil Gerrard16/03/1995WalthamstowSigned
Tony Banks16/03/1995Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes16/03/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley16/03/1995York, City ofSigned
David Winnick16/03/1995Walsall NorthSigned
Keith Vaz17/03/1995Leicester EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/1995Islington NorthSigned
Mike Watson20/03/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Malcolm Chisholm20/03/1995Edinburgh LeithSigned
Ian McCartney20/03/1995MakerfieldSigned
Glenda Jackson20/03/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Clive Soley20/03/1995HammersmithSigned
Max Madden21/03/1995Bradford WestSigned
Robert Hughes21/03/1995Aberdeen NorthSigned
Alan Meale21/03/1995MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie21/03/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Clarke21/03/1995MidlothianSigned
Bryan Davies21/03/1995Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Jim Dowd21/03/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Ken Livingstone22/03/1995Brent EastSigned
Dennis Turner22/03/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Mike Hall22/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Mike Gapes22/03/1995Ilford SouthSigned
Michael Connarty22/03/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Michael Clapham22/03/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Richard Burden22/03/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Jean Corston22/03/1995Bristol EastSigned
Alan Simpson23/03/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Harry Cohen23/03/1995LeytonSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Brian Sedgemore24/03/1995Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Roger Godsiff28/03/1995Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Jim Cunningham28/03/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe29/03/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Tony Worthington18/04/1995Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Audrey Wise19/04/1995PrestonSigned
Maria Fyfe20/04/1995Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tony Benn24/04/1995ChesterfieldSigned
Peter Hain26/04/1995NeathSigned
Mildred Gordon01/05/1995Bow and PoplarSigned
Andrew Faulds02/05/1995Warley EastSigned

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