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ROYAL MAIL COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS AND EUROPEAN NATIONS CUP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 668: tabled on 27 March 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes the poll conducted by the Royal Mail through the Times newspaper to select five footballing greats to be commemorated on stamps; further notes that the choice of the Times newspaper effectively disenfranchised the majority of Scottish football fans; deplores the omission from the final five greats chosen of Scottish greats such as Jimmy McGrory, Willie Waddell and Alex James; questions the authenticity of commemorative stamps which fail to remember the contribution of Scottish players when the stamps are supposed to mark a tournament for which Scotland qualified and England did not; and calls upon the Royal Mail to rectify this omission before the tournament begins.

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.

Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Falkirk West
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Falkirk East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1996
Easington
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Cunninghame South
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1996
Warrington South
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Clydesdale
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1996
Clwyd South West
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1996
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1996
Brent East
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1996
Western Isles
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Glasgow, Shettleston
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Dumbarton
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Paisley South
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1996
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Leeds East
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Lewisham East
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Dundee West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1996
Bolsover
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Cunninghame North
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Glasgow, Provan

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ROYAL MAIL COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS AND EUROPEAN NATIONS CUP (Amendment 1)
leave out from `and' to end and add `further notes with dismay that The Times newspaper did in fact appoint a Scottish representative to sit upon the panel and make the required Scottish input, but that the appointed representative, Mr Bill Leckie, apparently a sports reporter on the Daily Record, did not turn up on the day despite twice assuring the organisers that he would; and therefore the House agrees that the real villain in this crime against the memory of Scotland's fo otball greats is the said reporter, who was on holiday when he should have been at his post'.
Labour, Glasgow, Hillhead
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EDM 668A1: tabled on 1 April 1996