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Notice of Motion given by Councillor Harry Harpham

That this Council:

 

(a)       supports the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign in its aim of securing a full public inquiry into the policing at the Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-85 miners’ strike;

 

(b)       notes with some disappointment the unacceptably slow pace of the current scoping exercise being conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to determine whether an investigation into police misconduct should take place;

 

(c)        also notes that the remit of the IPCC does not extend to cover the political context that this Council believes empowered the police and facilitated their actions and conduct;

 

(d)       condemns any actions that may subsequently be found to have constituted police brutality and arrests of miners on “trumped up” charges;

 

(e)       believes that only a full public inquiry will have the capacity to reveal the truth about policing of Orgreave, and enable any injustices committed there to be acknowledged and addressed; and

 

(f)        calls on the Government to support now, and instigate, a full public inquiry into the policing of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

Minutes:

 

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

 

 

 

It was moved by Councillor Harry Harpham, seconded by Councillor Terry Fox, that this Council:-

 

 

 

(a)       supports the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign in its aim of securing a full public inquiry into the policing at the Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-85 miners’ strike;

 

(b)       notes with some disappointment the unacceptably slow pace of the current scoping exercise being conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to determine whether an investigation into police misconduct should take place;

 

(c)        also notes that the remit of the IPCC does not extend to cover the political context that this Council believes empowered the police and facilitated their actions and conduct;

 

(d)       condemns any actions that may subsequently be found to have constituted police brutality and arrests of miners on “trumped up” charges;

 

(e)       believes that only a full public inquiry will have the capacity to reveal the truth about policing of Orgreave, and enable any injustices committed there to be acknowledged and addressed; and

 

(f)        calls on the Government to support now, and instigate, a full public inquiry into the policing of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

 

 

 

Whereupon, it was moved by Councillor Roger Davison, seconded by Councillor Katie Condliffe, as an amendment, that the Motion now submitted be amended by:-

 

 

 

1.         the deletion of paragraphs (c), (e) and (f);

 

 

 

2.         the re-lettering of paragraph (d) as a new paragraph (c); and

 

 

 

3.         the addition of new paragraphs (d) and (e) as follows:-

 

 

 

(d)       notes the comments of the Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP who stated on 16th June 2014 that “I would take some convincing that another agonising internal inquiry would shed more light than is already known”; and

 

 

 

(e)       believes the IPCC should be allowed to conclude their inquiry before any further decisions are made.

 

 

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was negatived. 

 

 

 

The original Motion was then put to the vote and carried, as follows:-

 

 

 

RESOLVED:  That this Council:-

 

(a)       supports the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign in its aim of securing a full public inquiry into the policing at the Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-85 miners’ strike;

 

(b)       notes with some disappointment the unacceptably slow pace of the current scoping exercise being conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to determine whether an investigation into police misconduct should take place;

 

(c)        also notes that the remit of the IPCC does not extend to cover the political context that this Council believes empowered the police and facilitated their actions and conduct;

 

(d)       condemns any actions that may subsequently be found to have constituted police brutality and arrests of miners on “trumped up” charges;

 

(e)       believes that only a full public inquiry will have the capacity to reveal the truth about policing of Orgreave, and enable any injustices committed there to be acknowledged and addressed; and

 

(f)        calls on the Government to support now, and instigate, a full public inquiry into the policing of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The votes on the Motion were ordered to be recorded and were as follows:

 

 

 

 

For paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of the Motion (76)

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The Deputy Lord Mayor (Councillor Talib Hussain) and Councillors Julie Dore, Mike Drabble, Jack Scott, Simon Clement-Jones, Roy Munn, Richard Shaw, Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, Chris Rosling-Josephs, Denise Fox, Bryan Lodge, Karen McGowan, Jayne Dunn, Stuart Wattam, Brian Webster, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain, Jillian Creasy, Robert Murphy, Sarah Jane Smalley Anne Murphy, Geoff Smith, Rob Frost, Harry Harpham, Mazher Iqbal, Mary Lea, Joe Otten, Colin Ross, Martin Smith, Steve Wilson, Joyce Wright, Penny Baker, Roger Davison, Diana Stimely, Sheila Constance, Alan Law, Chris Weldon, Sue Alston, Andrew Sangar, Cliff Woodcraft, Steve Jones, Ian Auckland, Steve Ayris, Denise Reaney, Bob Johnson, George Lindars-Hammond, Josie Paszek, Terry Fox, Pat Midgley, David Barker, Isobel Bowler, Tony Downing, Nasima Akther, Nikki Bond, Qurban Hussain, John Campbell, Lynn Rooney, Paul Wood, Peter Price, Sioned-Mair Richards, Leigh Bramall, Tony Damms, Gill Furniss, David Baker, Katie Condliffe and Vickie Priestley, Richard Crowther, Philip Wood, Olivia Blake, Ben Curran, Neale Gibson, Adam Hurst, Alf Meade, Mick Rooney, Jackie Satur and Ray Satur.

 

 

 

 

 

Against paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of the Motion (0)

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Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Abstained on paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of the Motion (4)

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The Lord Mayor (Councillor Peter Rippon) and Councillors Pauline Andrews, Jack Clarkson and John Booker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For paragraphs (c), (e) and (f) of the Motion (58)

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The Deputy Lord Mayor (Councillor Talib Hussain) and Councillors Julie Dore, Mike Drabble, Jack Scott, Roy Munn, Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, Chris Rosling-Josephs, Denise Fox, Bryan Lodge, Karen McGowan, Jayne Dunn, Stuart Wattam, Brian Webster, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain, Jillian Creasy, Robert Murphy, Sarah Jane Smalley, Anne Murphy, Geoff Smith, Harry Harpham, Mazher Iqbal, Mary Lea, Steve Wilson, Joyce Wright, Sheila Constance, Alan Law, Chris Weldon, Steve Jones, Bob Johnson, George Lindars-Hammond, Josie Paszek, Terry Fox, Pat Midgley, David Barker, Isobel Bowler, Tony Downing, Nasima Akther, Nikki Bond, Qurban Hussain, John Campbell, Lynn Rooney, Paul Wood, Peter Price, Sioned-Mair Richards, Leigh Bramall, Tony Damms, Gill Furniss, Richard Crowther, Philip Wood, Olivia Blake, Ben Curran, Neale Gibson, Adam Hurst, Alf Meade, Mick Rooney, Jackie Satur and Ray Satur.

 

 

 

 

 

Against paragraphs (c), (e) and (f) of the Motion (18)

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Councillors Simon Clement-Jones, Richard Shaw, Rob Frost, Joe Otten, Colin Ross, Martin Smith, Penny Baker, Roger Davison, Diana Stimely, Sue Alston, Andrew Sangar, Cliff Woodcraft, Ian Auckland, Steve Ayris, Denise Reaney, David Baker, Katie Condliffe and Vickie Priestley.

 

 

 

 

 

Abstained on paragraphs (c), (e) and (f) of the Motion (4)

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The Lord Mayor (Councillor Peter Rippon) andCouncillors Pauline Andrews, Jack Clarkson and John Booker