Early day motion 1623

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TOP HATS AND PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

  • Session: 1992-93
  • Date tabled: 16.03.1993
  • Primary sponsor: Campbell-Savours, DN
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    That this House believes the procedure whereby honourable Members are required to wear a top hat or other suitable head covering during certain proceedings on the floor of the House should be ended; calls upon the Select Committee on Procedure to recommend ending the practice; and believes that this whole procedure brings the House into disrepute across the world.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ashton, Joseph Labour Party Bassetlaw 16.03.1993
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 17.03.1993
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 18.03.1993
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 26.03.1993
Bradley, Keith Labour Party Manchester Withington 18.03.1993
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 24.03.1993
Campbell, Anne Labour Party Cambridge 01.04.1993
Campbell-Savours, DN Labour Party Workington 16.03.1993
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 23.03.1993
Clarke, Eric Labour Party Midlothian 22.03.1993
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Falkirk East 16.03.1993
Corston, Jean Labour Party Bristol East 22.03.1993
Cox, Tom Labour Party Tooting 19.03.1993
Darling, Alistair Labour Party Edinburgh Central 18.03.1993
Davis, Terry Labour Party Birmingham Hodge Hill 18.03.1993
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West 17.03.1993
Eagle, Angela Labour Party Wallasey 16.03.1993
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 18.03.1993
Evans, John Labour Party St Helens North 22.03.1993
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 25.03.1993
Fyfe, Maria Labour Party Glasgow Maryhill 18.03.1993
Godman, Norman A Labour Party Greenock and Inverclyde 17.03.1993
Graham, Thomas Scottish Labour Party West Renfrewshire 17.03.1993
Griffiths, Nigel Labour Party Edinburgh South 16.03.1993
Gunnell, John Labour Party Morley and Rothwell 25.03.1993
Hall, Mike Labour Party Weaver Vale 31.03.1993
Jackson, Helen Labour Party Sheffield Hillsborough 24.03.1993
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 17.03.1993
Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 23.03.1993
Livingstone, Ken No party affiliation Brent East 18.03.1993
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 18.03.1993
McAllion, John Labour Party Dundee East 17.03.1993
McCartney, Ian Labour Party Makerfield 23.03.1993
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 22.03.1993
Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 17.03.1993
Milburn, Alan Labour Party Darlington 17.03.1993
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 25.03.1993
Pickthall, Colin Labour Party West Lancashire 23.03.1993
Pike, Peter L Labour Party Burnley 18.03.1993
Prentice, Bridget Labour Party Lewisham East 17.03.1993
Primarolo, Dawn Labour Party Bristol South 25.03.1993
Ross, Ernie Labour Party Dundee West 17.03.1993
Turner, Dennis Labour Party Wolverhampton South East 23.03.1993
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 24.03.1993
Wilson, Brian Labour Party Cunninghame North 29.03.1993
Wray, Jimmy Labour Party Glasgow Baillieston 29.03.1993

Amendment 1623A1 - TOP HATS AND PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE;Amdt. line 1:

  • Session: 1992-93
  • Date tabled: 18.03.1993
  • Primary sponsor: Greenway, Harry
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    leave out from 'believes' to end and add 'that there are sound reasons for requiring honourable Members to wear an opera hat or other suitable head covering during divisions of the House; further endorses the consistent acceptance of this procedure over many years;and calls for its uninterrupted, continued and proper observance.'.

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Amendment 1623A2 - TOP HATS AND PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE;Amdt. line 5:

  • Session: 1992-93
  • Date tabled: 24.03.1993
  • Primary sponsor: Cook, Frank
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    at end add 'and has undoubtedly been retained to deter honourable Members from raising points of order during divisions by making them appear ridiculous and feel acutely embarrassed'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 24.03.1993