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Save Our City Campaign

EDM number 395 in 1996-97, proposed by David Marshall on 14/01/1997.

That this House congratulates the Glasgow Evening Times on its Save Our City campaign and for highlighting the crisis facing the people of Glasgow; notes that the city has lost the equivalent of a 'Ravenscraig' in job terms every year since 1979; regrets the appalling statistics of poverty and unemployment - 79.5 per cent. of council tenants on housing benefit, 62 per cent. of youngsters receiving clothing grants, 47.9 per cent. of children qualifying for free school meals, 34 per cent. of the population living in poverty, 19.3 per cent. of males unemployed, 17.2 per cent of under 25s unemployed, 13.6 per cent. average unemployment, 57 per cent. of the unemployed out of work for over six months - and that the city has 50 per cent. of Scotland's poorest areas; also notes that 150,000 people travel into work in the city whilst only 33,000 travel out to work; recognises Glasgow's importance as Scotland's only metropolitan area; considers that there are genuine reasons for treating Glasgow as a special case and making additional resources available without taking anything away from any other local authority or organisation; and calls upon the Government to take immediate action to tackle the crisis facing the city.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

David Marshall14/01/1997Glasgow, ShettlestonProposed
Michael Martin14/01/1997Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
John Maxton14/01/1997Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Ian Davidson14/01/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Maria Fyfe14/01/1997Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mike Watson14/01/1997Glasgow CentralSigned
James Wray14/01/1997Glasgow ProvanSigned
Roy Hughes15/01/1997Newport EastSigned
Ken Livingstone15/01/1997Brent EastSigned
Andrew Faulds15/01/1997Warley EastSigned
Harry Barnes15/01/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Alan Simpson16/01/1997Nottingham SouthSigned
Tony Banks16/01/1997Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman16/01/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bill Michie16/01/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Colin Pickthall16/01/1997West LancashireSigned
Andrew MacKinlay20/01/1997ThurrockSigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Michael Connarty21/01/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/01/1997Islington NorthSigned
George Galloway21/01/1997Glasgow HillheadSigned
Jack Thompson21/01/1997WansbeckSigned
Tom Cox22/01/1997TootingSigned
Michael Clapham23/01/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Martyn Jones30/01/1997Clwyd South WestSigned

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