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VIDEO RELEASE OF "NATURAL BORN KILLERS"

EDM (Early Day Motion) 624: tabled on 18 March 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 213 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 reaffirms its commitment, stated in the Criminal Justice Act 1994, to the protection of children and other vulnerable viewers from gratuitously violent videos; notes the statutory duty placed on the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to have a special regard when approving films for video release to any harm that may be caused to such viewers by videos dealing with criminal, violent or horrific behaviour; is appalled that the BBFC have ignored the wishes of Parliament by classifying the grossly violent film Natural Born Killers for video release without cuts; and calls on the BBFC to reconsider its decision, on Warner Brothers to stop the release of the video and on the Government to investigate if the BBFC are in breach of their statutory responsibilities.

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.

Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Bassetlaw
Atkins, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
South Ribble
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
North East Derbyshire
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 1996
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ilford North
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
St Helens South
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Manchester, Withington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Canterbury
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 1996
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 2 May 1996
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1996
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Ipswich
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 1996
Luton North
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Chipping Barnet
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Rochford
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Stockton North
Cope, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Northavon
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Coventry South East
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Glasgow, Govan
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Cheadle
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Chorley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1996
Glasgow, Pollok
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1996
Honiton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
St Helens North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ribble Valley
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Warley East
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Birkenhead
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Carshalton and Wallington
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 1996
South Antrim
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Wellingborough
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ayr
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Reigate
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Bow and Poplar
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Hendon North
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ealing North
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Bridgend
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
North West Surrey
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Warrington South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1996
North Devon
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1996
Saffron Walden
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Streatham
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Clydesdale
Hordern, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1996
Horsham
Howell, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Guildford
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1996
North Norfolk
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Newport East
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1996
Ravensbourne
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Basingstoke
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1996
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Leicester West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 March 1996
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 1996
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Dulwich
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Ealing, Southall
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Burton
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1996
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 March 1996
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Central Suffolk
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1996
Rochdale
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1996
Thurrock
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Bradford West
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1996
Christchurch
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 1996
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Halifax
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 April 1996
Newry and Armagh
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1996
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Arundel
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Glasgow, Springburn
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1996
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
East Hampshire
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 29 March 1996
North Down
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 1996
Mid Ulster
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Dumbarton
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1996
New Forest
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1996
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 1996
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1996
Great Grimsby
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
North West Hampshire
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Faversham
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 1996
Lagan Valley
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Dumfries
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Altrincham and Sale
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Birmingham, Yardley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Sunderland South
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Romford
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 1996
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1996
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1996
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Nuneaton
Onslow, Sir Cranley
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Woking
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1996
Chertsey and Walton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Batley and Spen
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Ogmore
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Corby
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Pendle
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1996
Gateshead East
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Lewes
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Colne Valley
Roberts, Sir Wyn
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Conwy
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Coventry North West
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Broxbourne
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1996
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 1996
East Londonderry
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Mid Kent
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1996
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Scott, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Chelsea
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Pudsey
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 1996
Hereford
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1996
Uxbridge
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Chislehurst
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 1996
South Belfast
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1996
West Dorset
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
South Worcestershire
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1996
Dunfermline West
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Tonbridge and Malling
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1996
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1996
City of Durham
Stephen, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Shoreham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1996
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1996
Eastwood
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1996
Bradford South
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Solihull
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Norwich North
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Crosby
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Islwyn
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Bridlington
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1996
Surbiton
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 1996
Upper Bann
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Twinn, Dr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1996
Edmonton
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1996
North Cornwall
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1996
Reading East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1996
Gosport
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 1996
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 1996
North Belfast
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Doncaster Central
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1996
Doncaster Central
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1996
Weston-Super-Mare
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 March 1996
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1996
Carmarthen
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1996
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1996
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1996
Sevenoaks

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.