Early day motion 1006

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PROSPER DE MULDER AND THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

  • Session: 1995-96
  • Date tabled: 17.06.1996
  • Primary sponsor: Hinchliffe, David
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    That this House notes with interest and concern the findings of the joint Observer/World in Action investigation into the relationship between Mr John Whitefield, the honourable Member for Dewsbury from 1983 to 1987, and Prosper De Mulder, the rendering company whose products are believed to have been a major source of BSE in cattle; notes that during his time in the House Mr Whitfield acted as the company's solicitor and arranged lobbying meetings on their behalf with Government Ministers geared to persuading the Government not to abandon the use of meat and bone products in animal feeds and that the Dewsbury Conservative Association received a donation of ú1,000 from Prosper De Mulder in 1992 at a time when Mr Whitfield was seeking re-election as that constituency's honourable Member, calls upon the company to make public all its donations to, and connnections with the Conservative party; and calls upon the Law Society to investigate whether Mr Whitfield's lobbying activities were consistent with their procedures governing proper professional practice; and calls upon the Minister of Agricutlure, Fisheries and Food to place in the Library c opies of any correspondence of minutes of any meetings between Mr Whitfield or Prosper De Mulder and the Government.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ainger, Nick Labour Party Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South 20.06.1996
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 02.07.1996
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 19.06.1996
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 17.06.1996
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 19.06.1996
Bradley, Keith Labour Party Manchester Withington 18.06.1996
Campbell, Anne Labour Party Cambridge 08.07.1996
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 19.06.1996
Clarke, Eric Labour Party Midlothian 19.06.1996
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 20.06.1996
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Falkirk East 04.07.1996
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.06.1996
Corston, Jean Labour Party Bristol East 26.06.1996
Cox, Tom Labour Party Tooting 18.06.1996
Cummings, John Labour Party Easington 18.06.1996
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 09.07.1996
Evans, John Labour Party St Helens North 19.06.1996
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 25.06.1996
Godman, Norman A Labour Party Greenock and Inverclyde 18.06.1996
Gunnell, John Labour Party Morley and Rothwell 17.06.1996
Hall, Mike Labour Party Weaver Vale 26.06.1996
Heppell, John Labour Party Nottingham East 19.06.1996
Hinchliffe, David Labour Party Wakefield 17.06.1996
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 18.06.1996
Jackson, Helen Labour Party Sheffield Hillsborough 18.06.1996
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 20.06.1996
Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 18.07.1996
Jones, Nigel Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 09.07.1996
Livingstone, Ken No party affiliation Brent East 18.06.1996
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 25.06.1996
MacShane, Denis Labour Party Rotherham 18.06.1996
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 17.06.1996
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 19.06.1996
Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 18.06.1996
Pickthall, Colin Labour Party West Lancashire 19.06.1996
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 20.06.1996
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 21.06.1996
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 20.06.1996
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 19.06.1996
Steinberg, Gerry Labour Party City of Durham 19.06.1996
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 17.06.1996
Touhig, Don Labour Party Islwyn 08.07.1996
Turner, Dennis Labour Party Wolverhampton South East 19.06.1996
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 19.06.1996