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SCOTS GUARDSMEN FISHER AND WRIGHT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 489: tabled on 05 February 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 highlights the case of Scots Guardsmen Jim Fisher and Mark Wright, soldiers with exemplary records who, as a consequence of their actions, when acting to protect civilian personnel and interests whilst on duty in Northern Ireland at a time of high terrorist alert, were convicted by a Civil Court of murder; and notes that they have now served four and a half years of that sentence, longer, by over a year, than previous sentences served by soldiers similarly convicted for wrongful judgement; offer no threat to society and should be considered for release at an early date.

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.

Alison, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 1997
Selby
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Gravesham
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
St Helens South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1997
Eltham
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Canterbury
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1997
Gordon
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1997
Rochford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1997
Romsey and Waterside
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1997
Beverley
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Chingford
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Dartford
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 1997
Moray
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Ryedale
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Wentworth
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1997
North Norfolk
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1997
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1997
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1997
Salisbury
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1997
Staffordshire Moorlands
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Wyre
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1997
Northampton North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 March 1997
Mid Ulster
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1997
Argyll and Bute
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Dumfries
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Teignbridge
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1997
Taunton
Onslow, Sir Cranley
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 1997
Woking
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Colne Valley
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Dover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 1997
South Belfast
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1997
South Worcestershire
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Eastwood
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
Southend East
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1997
Norwich North
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1997
Bexleyheath
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1997
Tynemouth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1997
South Colchester and Maldon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1997
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 1997
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1997
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.