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Qinetiq Sell Off And Parliamentary Procedure

EDM number 531 in 2002-03, proposed by Llew Smith on 16/01/2003.

That this House disapproves of the proposals set out in the Ministry of Defence departmental minute, dated 17th December 2002, to retain in the public sector liabilities amounting to almost ú100 million as part of the deal done with the Carlyle Group to sell-off the defence evaluation organisation QinetiQ; believes it is wrong to encumber taxpayers with liabilities while selling off public assets to the private sector; further believes that the method of informing honourable Members by a departmental minute deposited in the parliamentary libraries just two days before the Christmas recess is an insufficiently transparent way of keeping parliament appraised of the sell-off strategy and detailed provision; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Defence to postpone any further action in respect of the QinetiQ sell-off until parliament has had a proper chance to debate the implications.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Llew Smith16/01/2003Blaenau GwentLabourProposed
Alice Mahon16/01/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Diane Abbott16/01/2003Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones20/01/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Vincent Cable20/01/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer20/01/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Simon Thomas20/01/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Rudi Vis20/01/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Robert Wareing21/01/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
David Hamilton21/01/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Paul Holmes21/01/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd22/01/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell22/01/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/01/2003GowerLabourSigned
Andrew George22/01/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock22/01/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Lamb23/01/2003North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner23/01/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Win Griffiths23/01/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Paul Flynn23/01/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
David Drew23/01/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Sue Doughty23/01/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cousins23/01/2003Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Harry Cohen23/01/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Terry Lewis23/01/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson23/01/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/01/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Austin28/01/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Harold Best28/01/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Rob Marris29/01/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John Barrett31/01/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington04/02/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Edward Davey11/02/2003Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones12/02/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell24/02/2003Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned

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