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District Auditors Report On Doncaster Council

EDM number 541 in 1996-97, proposed by David Shaw on 17/02/1997.

That this House condemns the behaviour of Labour councillors on Doncaster Metroplitan Borough Council who have, according to the District Auditor, taken extravagant lunches, free trips and gifts from 'inappropriate sources'; notes that the District Auditor is reported as warning the Council at a recent meeting that he 'would be surprised if the amount of alcohol drunk at these lunches would allow those (Labour councillors) attending to stand up, let alone work'; finds that such behaviour is typical of New Labour which is contemptuous of the public and democratic accountability; fully supports Clare Gledhill, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Don Valley, in her campaign to stop the Labour junketing and corrupt practices; calls upon the Leader of the Opposition to condemn yet another corrupt section of his Party; demands that the Labour Party should cancel the selection of a Parliamentary candidate in Don Valley as a number of the prospective candidates are involved in the corrupt and drunken behaviour; and further requires that the Leader of the Opposition should apologise personally to the Doncaster Council taxpayers for the Labour Party's failures in Doncaster.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

David Shaw17/02/1997DoverProposed
Paul Marland17/02/1997Gloucestershire WestSeconded
James Spicer17/02/1997West DorsetSeconded
John Whittingdale17/02/1997Colchester South and MaldonSeconded
Robert Hughes17/02/1997Harrow WestSeconded
Eric Pickles17/02/1997Brentwood & OngarSeconded
Ian Bruce17/02/1997South DorsetSigned
Donald Thompson17/02/1997Calder ValleySigned
Jacques Arnold17/02/1997GraveshamSigned
Phil Gallie17/02/1997AyrSigned
Stephen Day17/02/1997CheadleSigned
John Butcher17/02/1997Coventry South WestSigned
Steven Norris17/02/1997Epping ForestSigned
John Marshall17/02/1997Hendon SouthSigned
Tony Marlow17/02/1997Northampton NorthSigned
John Carlisle24/02/1997Luton NorthSigned
John Greenway24/02/1997RyedaleSigned
Michael Grylls25/02/1997Surrey North WestSigned

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