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Senator Syvret And The States Of Jersey

EDM number 589 in 1996-97, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 27/02/1997.

That this House, concerned that the States of Jersey have suspended Senator Stuart Syvret for drawing attention to the vested interest of former Senator Jeune, President of the Policy and Resources Committee, whose law firm Mourant du Feu and Jeune was promoting a controversial Limited Liability Partnership Bill on behalf of Price Waterhouse and Ernst and Young, and participating in a speeded up passage for it; notes with regret that the States have agreed to a proposal by Senator F H Walker, proprietor of the Jersey newspaper, to force Senator Syvret to withdraw allegations which are essentially true, and to expel him if he refuses, a draconian penalty that would never be used in similar circumstances in this House and which defies the UN Convention on Human Rights, guaranteeing the rights of citizens to take part in public affairs through their freely chosen representatives and the European Convention on Human Rights, specifying that all citizens are entitled to a fair and public hearing which Senator Syvret has not had; further notes that the indictment quotes extracts from Syvret's letters to the Home Office and regrets that the representative of the British Government, the Lieutenant Governor, instead of acting independently, has acted with the Jersey establishment of which he is a part in condemning Syvret; and calls on the States to act with sense, and a due regard for democratic rights by restoring Senator Syvret to full membership and on the Home Secretary to ensure good democratic governance in Jersey.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

Austin Mitchell27/02/1997Great GrimsbyProposed
Michael Brown27/02/1997Brigg and CleethorpesSigned
Jim Cousins27/02/1997Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Tony Benn27/02/1997ChesterfieldSigned
Richard Body27/02/1997Holland with BostonSigned
Teddy Taylor27/02/1997Southend EastSigned
Paul Tyler27/02/1997North CornwallSigned
Kenneth Eastham28/02/1997Manchester, BlackleySigned
Jack Thompson28/02/1997WansbeckSigned
Joe Ashton28/02/1997BassetlawSigned
George Foulkes28/02/1997Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Paul Flynn28/02/1997Newport WestSigned
Terry Davis28/02/1997Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Frank Cook28/02/1997Stockton NorthSigned
Ken Livingstone28/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Alan Wynne Williams03/03/1997CarmarthenSigned
Tony Wright03/03/1997Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Norman Godman03/03/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans03/03/1997St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie03/03/1997Glasgow, PollokSigned
Chris Davies03/03/1997Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
John Cummings03/03/1997EasingtonSigned
Ian Davidson03/03/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Alan Simpson03/03/1997Nottingham SouthSigned
Peter Hardy03/03/1997WentworthSigned
Keith Hill03/03/1997StreathamSigned
Denis MacShane03/03/1997RotherhamSigned
Bill Michie03/03/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Dennis Skinner04/03/1997BolsoverSigned
Lynne Jones04/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Richard Burden04/03/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Jim Cunningham04/03/1997Coventry South EastSigned
Angela Eagle04/03/1997WallaseySigned
Peter Bottomley04/03/1997ElthamSigned
John Wilkinson04/03/1997Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
John Gunnell05/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jean Corston05/03/1997Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Eric Clarke05/03/1997MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale05/03/1997MansfieldSigned
Gordon Prentice06/03/1997PendleSigned
Andrew MacKinlay06/03/1997ThurrockSigned
Kevin McNamara06/03/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Chris Mullin06/03/1997Sunderland SouthSigned
Bill Etherington06/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Llin Golding06/03/1997Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Elliot Morley10/03/1997Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Michael Connarty10/03/1997Falkirk EastSigned
David Mitchell13/03/1997North West HampshireSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody13/03/1997Crewe & NantwichSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Teresa Gorman18/03/1997BillericaySigned

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