The Labour Party in Blackpool: Decisions of the day
Friday 02 October 1992
Parliamentary and Labour Party committees to oversee the security services and, in particular, the resignation of Harold Wilson and the work of intelligence societies in Northern Ireland at that time;
A tightening of election law to stop the issue of leaflets designed to appear as though issued by another candidate;
The BBC to be guaranteed independence from political interference and privatisation;
British overseas aid to be increased to the UN target of 0.7 per cent of GNP;
The Government to approach the EC for European Intervention Funding for Swan Hunter shipbuilders, who announced 1,425 job losses in August;
The Government to offer sanctuary and, if necessary, resettlement opportunities to refugees from the former Yugoslavia.
Conference rejected calls for:
Women-only shortlists for Parliamentary candidates in Labour-held seats;
Speeding-up of the work of the Plant Committee on electoral systems;
The first-past-the-post system to be retained for Commons elections;
A ban on expatriates voting in UK elections.
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