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Motions on Notice

Cllr R Crute to Move

 

Durham County Council believes that issues relating to events at the picketing of Orgreave on 18 June 1984 are of both local and national importance.

 

In Durham, miners and their families were adversely affected by the events of that day in terms of wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, ill-health, family breakdown and termination of employment and as a direct result of policing tactics at Orgreave. A full investigation into the military style policing used on that day is long overdue and only a full public inquiry can fully investigate this.

 

Durham County Council therefore calls on the Home Secretary to order a full public inquiry into the deployment and actions of the police on 18 June 1984, and to hold meaningful discussions with the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, The NUM and concerned MPs.

 

Cllr O Gunn to Move

 

Durham County Council deplores the Government’s plans to cut £170m to the funding of community pharmacies which could result in the closure of 3,000 pharmacies. This Council believes that local pharmacies are a community hub, a source of healthy living advice, a setting for a range of National Health services and a valuable partner for GP and A&E services which are already under pressure.

 

Moreover, such closures will undoubtedly have a social and economic impact upon our communities in County Durham.

 

This Council therefore calls on the Government to maintain a fully funded pharmacy service in order to secure this vital local health resource.

Minutes:

In accordance with a Notice of Motion it was Moved by Councillor Crute and Seconded by Councillor Shaw

 

Durham County Council believes that issues relating to events at the picketing of Orgreave on 18 June 1984 are of both local and national importance.

 

In Durham, miners and their families were adversely affected by the events of that day in terms of wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, ill-health, family breakdown and termination of employment and as a direct result of policing tactics at Orgreave. A full investigation into the military style policing used on that day is long overdue and only a full public inquiry can fully investigate this.

 

Durham County Council therefore calls on the Home Secretary to order a full public inquiry into the deployment and actions of the police on 18 June 1984, and to hold meaningful discussions with the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, The NUM and concerned MPs.

 

Councillors Napier, R Bell, Brown, Maitland, Foster and Glass all spoke in support of Councillor Crute’s motion.

 

Upon a vote being taken it was Resolved:

 

That the motion be carried.

 

Councillor Brookes left the meeting before the next motion.

 

In accordance with a Notice of Motion it was Moved by Councillor Gunn and Seconded by Councillor Tinsley

 

Durham County Council deplores the Government’s plans to cut £170m to the funding of community pharmacies which could result in the closure of 3,000 pharmacies. This Council believes that local pharmacies are a community hub, a source of healthy living advice, a setting for a range of National Health services and a valuable partner for GP and A&E services which are already under pressure.

 

Moreover, such closures will undoubtedly have a social and economic impact upon our communities in County Durham.

 

This Council therefore calls on the Government to maintain a fully funded pharmacy service in order to secure this vital local health resource.

 

Councillors H Smith, R Bell and E Tomlinson all spoke in support of the motion.

 

Upon a vote being taken it was Resolved:

 

That the motion be carried.

 

 

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