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QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 355: tabled on 11 January 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House condemns the action of the senate of Queen's University, Belfast in banning the playing of the National Anthem at graduation ceremonies; believes the banning of this long established tradition displays a total disrepect for the views of most students and the wider community; calls for the decision to be rescinded in view of its partisan, biased and divisive nature; and furthermore rejects the notion that the playing of the National Anthem can be regarded as being detrimental to a neutral working environment, or that graduation ceremonies can be regarded as forming part of the workplace.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.