Early day motion 1173

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RECORD COPIES OF ACTS

That this House disagrees with the conclusion of the House of Commons Administration Committee in its First Report of Session 2015-16, and regrets the decision by the House of Lords to discontinue the use of vellum for printing Acts of Parliament; further regrets that the views of individual hon. Members were given no consideration; is concerned that the alleged saving of £80,000 per annum is unlikely to materialise in the long term; believes that the terms of the Resolutions agreed by both Houses on 12 February 1849 have not been fully complied with; notes that the Second Report of the Lords Select Committee on House of Lords Offices, published on 25 May 1999, clearly states that when the Parliament Rolls of Acts of Parliament were discontinued in 1849, it was resolved by both Houses that two copies of every Act should be printed on vellum and that resolutions of both Houses would be needed to give effect to a recommendation to discontinue the use of vellum; further notes that the 1999 proposal was rejected by a majority of 39 per cent in this House; welcomes the view expressed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General that government funds would be available to pay for the continued use of vellum for printing Acts of Parliament; and therefore calls on the House of Lords to reverse its decision to use archival paper rather than vellum for the printing of record copies of public Acts of Parliament until the 1849 Resolutions are amended by both Houses.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 01.03.2016
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 01.03.2016
Blackman-Woods, Roberta Labour Party City of Durham 01.03.2016
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 01.03.2016
Brady, Graham Conservative Party Altrincham and Sale West 01.03.2016
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 02.03.2016
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 01.03.2016
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 01.03.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 08.03.2016
Davies, Byron Conservative Party Gower 01.03.2016
Djanogly, Jonathan Conservative Party Huntingdon 01.03.2016
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 01.03.2016
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 01.03.2016
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 02.03.2016
Fox, Liam Conservative Party North Somerset 01.03.2016
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 01.03.2016
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 01.03.2016
Gwynne, Andrew Labour Party Denton and Reddish 01.03.2016
Henderson, Gordon Conservative Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 01.03.2016
Hodgson, Sharon Labour Party Washington and Sunderland West 01.03.2016
Howarth, Gerald Conservative Party Aldershot 01.03.2016
Kinahan, Danny Ulster Unionist Party South Antrim 01.03.2016
Leigh, Edward Conservative Party Gainsborough 01.03.2016
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 01.03.2016
Mactaggart, Fiona Labour Party Slough 01.03.2016
Mann, Scott Conservative Party North Cornwall 01.03.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 02.03.2016
Philp, Chris Conservative Party Croydon South 01.03.2016
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 02.03.2016
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 01.03.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 02.03.2016
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 01.03.2016
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 02.03.2016
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 01.03.2016
Spellar, John Labour Party Warley 01.03.2016
Streeter, Gary Conservative Party South West Devon 01.03.2016
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 01.03.2016
Warburton, David Conservative Party Somerton and Frome 01.03.2016
Watkinson, Angela Conservative Party Hornchurch and Upminster 01.03.2016
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 03.03.2016
Wragg, William Conservative Party Hazel Grove 01.03.2016

Amendment 1173A1 - RECORD COPIES OF ACTS

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'believes that Parliament will be ridiculed if £80,000 spending is approved on an anachronistic vanity use of vellum which has no more modern practical value than Parliament's traditions of top hats and quill pens; notes that Parliament has recently approved savage cuts in the incomes of the disabled and other people in financial distress; and congratulates the House of Lords that has proved that it is sensitive to public opinion and display a common sense attitude to frivolous inconsistent spending.

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Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 09.03.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.03.2016
Mann, John Labour Party Bassetlaw 09.03.2016
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 15.03.2016