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EDM number 304 in 1996-97, proposed by Brian Wilson on 04/12/1996.

That this House notes with extreme distaste the financial connections between the companies involved in the purchase of the former Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the Conservative Party; recalls that HMSO was sold for a mere ú54 million, thereby ending a long and honourable tradition of public service; notes that the beneficiaries of this transaction were a consortium known as Electra Fleming, the constituent parts of which are the Electra Investment Trust and Robert Fleming merchant bank; further notes that Robert Fleming have donated ú527,000 to the Conservative Party while the Electra Investment Trust has chipped in at least ú40,000; further notes that Electra Fleming itself is a member of the Millennium Club, which offers access to senior Cabinet ministers in return for money; further notes that the Executive Board of the Electra Investment Trust includes the Right honourable Member for Bridgwater and the Conservative peer, Lord Vinsom of Roddam Dene; concludes that the whole deal is hopelessly tainted and against the public interest; and condemns Her Majesty's Government for selling off a valuable and respected public asset to its political funders at a fraction of the true value.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs.

Brian Wilson04/12/1996Cunninghame NorthProposed
Lawrence Cunliffe05/12/1996LeighSigned
Colin Pickthall05/12/1996West LancashireSigned
Kenneth Eastham05/12/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Bill Etherington05/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
John Evans05/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds05/12/1996Warley EastSigned
Paul Flynn05/12/1996Newport WestSigned
Maria Fyfe05/12/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Norman Godman05/12/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Nick Ainger05/12/1996PembrokeSigned
Win Griffiths05/12/1996BridgendSigned
Tony Banks05/12/1996Newham North WestSigned
Hugh Bayley05/12/1996York, City ofSigned
Don Touhig05/12/1996IslwynSigned
Dennis Turner05/12/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Audrey Wise05/12/1996PrestonSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
John Cummings05/12/1996EasingtonSigned
Peter Pike05/12/1996BurnleySigned
Gordon Prentice05/12/1996PendleSigned
Dennis Skinner05/12/1996BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy05/12/1996WentworthSigned
Nick Harvey05/12/1996North DevonSigned
Robert Hughes05/12/1996Aberdeen NorthSigned
Jon Owen Jones05/12/1996Cardiff CentralSigned
Lynne Jones05/12/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Martyn Jones05/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Rhodri Morgan05/12/1996Cardiff WestSigned
Paul Murphy05/12/1996TorfaenSigned
Keith Bradley05/12/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Roy Hughes05/12/1996Newport EastSigned
Glenda Jackson06/12/1996Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Donald Anderson09/12/1996Swansea EastSigned
Eric Illsley10/12/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Nigel Jones10/12/1996CheltenhamSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe10/12/1996Bradford SouthSigned
Jack Thompson11/12/1996WansbeckSigned
Angela Eagle11/12/1996WallaseySigned
Bill Michie11/12/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Terry Davis11/12/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ian Davidson11/12/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Michael Connarty11/12/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke11/12/1996MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale11/12/1996MansfieldSigned
David Marshall11/12/1996Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/12/1996Islington NorthSigned
Llew Smith12/12/1996Blaenau GwentSigned
John Heppell12/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Ken Livingstone12/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden12/12/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Mike Watson16/12/1996Glasgow CentralSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg17/12/1996Durham, City ofSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Jean Corston22/01/1997Bristol EastSigned
Jeff Ennis23/01/1997Barnsley EastSigned
Robert Wareing27/01/1997Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Peter Kilfoyle30/01/1997Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bridget Prentice06/02/1997Lewisham EastSigned

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