House of Commons
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RETURN OF THE LINDISFARNE GOSPELS TO THE NORTH
EDM #576
Tabled 24 February 1997
1996-97 Session
That this House seeks the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to a permanent home in the North of England; notes that the Gospels date from 698 AD and represent the first great religious and cultural achievement which combines the Roman, Celtic and Saxon traditions; notes that they were prepared for the shrine of St. Cuthbert on the island of Lindisfarne, now known as Holy Island, off the North East coast of the then Kingdom of Northumbria; notes that the permanent home of the shrine of St. Cuthbert and the Gospels was, from 995 AD to the Reformation, the great Cathedral of Durham; notes that the brief 1987 and 1996 return of the Gospels to Durham and to Newcastle resulted in large attendances of local people; and therefore calls upon the Secretary of State for National Heritage and the trustees of the British Museum to arrange for the permanent return of the Gospels to the North.

Signatures (60)

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.
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
24 February 1997
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
24 February 1997
Callaghan, James
Labour
25 February 1997
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
26 February 1997
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
24 February 1997
Connarty, Michael
Labour
04 March 1997
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
05 March 1997
Corston, Jean
Labour
05 March 1997
Cousins, Jim
Labour
24 February 1997
Cox, Tom
Labour
25 February 1997
Cummings, John
Labour
03 March 1997
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
25 February 1997
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
10 March 1997
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
26 February 1997
Eastham, Ken
Labour
26 February 1997
Etherington, Bill
Labour
24 February 1997
Evans, John
Labour
25 February 1997
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
25 February 1997
Flynn, Paul
Labour
26 February 1997
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
24 February 1997
Gapes, Mike
Labour
20 March 1997
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
25 February 1997
Grant, Bernie
Labour
03 March 1997
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
20 March 1997
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
05 March 1997
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
05 March 1997
Hardy, Peter
Labour
26 February 1997
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
26 February 1997
Howarth, Alan
Labour
27 February 1997
Hughes, Roy
Labour
26 February 1997
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
06 March 1997
Jones, Lynne
Labour
25 February 1997
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
18 March 1997
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
25 February 1997
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
10 March 1997
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
05 March 1997
Madden, Max
Labour
26 February 1997
Mandelson, Peter
Labour
24 February 1997
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
24 February 1997
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
25 February 1997
McKelvey, William
Labour
25 February 1997
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
06 March 1997
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
26 February 1997
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
25 February 1997
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
24 February 1997
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
24 February 1997
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
04 March 1997
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
25 February 1997
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
24 February 1997
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
25 February 1997
Squire, Rachel
Labour
26 February 1997
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
24 February 1997
Thompson, Jack
Labour
24 February 1997
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
05 March 1997
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion