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Conduct Of The Honourable Member For Tatton And Bookshops

EDM number 597 in 1996-97, proposed by Gordon Prentice on 27/02/1997.

That this House regrets that the honourable Member for Tatton, a former Vice Chairman of the Small Business Bureau, who lists bibliomania as a special interest, has instructed his solicitor to threaten legal action against Books etc. in Victoria Street and other bookshops in Westminster, in his Tatton constituency and, indeed, nationwide if they stock Sleaze - the Corruption of Parliament; believes there is enormous demand for this book and considers that in the interests of freedom of information, the honourable Member should refrain from threats of legal action against the book trade and sue, if he is so minded, the publishers and the Guardian newspaper; and further believes readers should be given the chance to make up their own minds about the honourable Member's conduct and applauds the decision of Politicos Bookshop in Victoria to stock the book.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Gordon Prentice27/02/1997PendleProposed
Ken Livingstone28/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Tony Banks28/02/1997Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes28/02/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
John Cummings03/03/1997EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe03/03/1997LeighSigned
Denis MacShane04/03/1997RotherhamSigned
Norman Godman04/03/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe04/03/1997Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Angela Eagle04/03/1997WallaseySigned
Michael Connarty04/03/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Richard Burden04/03/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Terry Lewis04/03/1997WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones04/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Colin Pickthall04/03/1997West LancashireSigned
Helen Jackson05/03/1997Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Mike Hall05/03/1997Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell05/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Ian Davidson05/03/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jean Corston05/03/1997Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Alice Mahon06/03/1997HalifaxSigned
Kevin McNamara06/03/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Bill Etherington06/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Rachel Squire10/03/1997Dunfermline WestSigned
Keith Bradley11/03/1997Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Mike Watson12/03/1997Glasgow CentralSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Russell Johnston17/03/1997Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned

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