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POLICE CONDUCT AND THE CASE OF THOMAS HAMILTON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 325: tabled on 09 December 1996

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 notes that Thomas Hamilton, the perpetrator of the hideously distressing slaughter committed in Dunblane on 13th March 1996 had enrolled in Lodge No. 1417 of the Masonic Order at Garrow Hill in 1977, had been granted his fi rearms certificate in 1979 and had stopped attending Lodge meetings in 1986, that the immediate resignation of a very senior police office on publication of the Cullen report raises the question of that officer's masonic membership, that such a senior officer of a provincial force would be unlikely not to be a Freemason, that the apparent deletion of all computer reference to Hamilton in the databanks of Central Scotland Police files for the period both before and after the incident demands clear explanation, that police confiscation of the membership records of gun clubs that had disowned Hamilton in dispute of his false claims requires justification, that their continued retention is both unwarranted and inexcusable and that in view of all the foregoing the range and character of the relationship between Thomas Hamilton and the police officer concerned would appear potentially suspect; and consequently requires Her Majesty's Government to institute at the earliest date the most urgent independent and exhaustive enquiry into these matters to ensure the open publication of the fullest report possible.

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.

Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1997
Tooting
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1997
Llanelli
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1997
Ravensbourne
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1996
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1997
Cardiff Central
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1997
Eccles
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Brent East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1997
Thurrock
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1997
Bradford West
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1997
Northampton North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Cardiff West
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1997
Romford
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1997
Corby
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 1997
Newbury
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1996
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1997
City of Durham
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1997
Sherwood
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 1997
North Cornwall
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1997
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1997
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1996
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.