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RETURN OF THE LINDISFARNE GOSPELS TO THE NORTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 576: tabled on 24 February 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 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.

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
Signed on 24 February 1997
Wallsend
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 1997
Perth and Kinross
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Glasgow, Govan
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Warley East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Newport West
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Bishop Auckland
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1997
Ilford South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1997
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1997
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Wentworth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
East Lothian
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1997
Stratford-on-Avon
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Newport East
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 1997
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1997
Clwyd South West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Brent East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1997
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Rotherham
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Bradford West
Mandelson, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Hartlepool
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Darlington
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Sunderland South
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Burnley
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
North Durham
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Dundee West
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1997
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Wansbeck
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1997
Orkney and Shetland

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.