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UK LAND COMMAND'S NORTHERN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1314: tabled on 12 May 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 recognises that United Kingdom Land Command is considering merging its Scottish District with its 2nd Division, based in York; notes that almost 11,000 out of the 13,000 regular soldiers under these two headquarters currently serve under the York command, with the balance under the Scottish District; notes that 12 per cent. of Army recruits come from Scotland compared with 39 per cent. from northern England; acknowledges the vital contribution made by the Keeping the Army in the Public Eye campaign to Army recruitment and therefore stresses the importance of retaining a two star headquarters in the Army's recruiting heartland in the North of England; recognises the importance of Scottish regiments and military traditions in Scotland, and the case for the two star general to carry out ceremonial and representational duties in the Scottish capital for the same reasons that a two star general is required in London; reminds the House that the great North of England regiments and military traditions are just as important to northern England as the Scottish traditions are to Scotland; and calls for United Kingdom Land Command to retain a two star headquarters in York.

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.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1998
Blyth Valley
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Leigh
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Hendon
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Don Valley
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Bishop Auckland
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1998
Ryedale
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 1998
Portsmouth South
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Wentworth
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Brent East
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Rotherham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Halifax
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Great Grimsby
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Scarborough and Whitby
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
North Durham
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Bradford North
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Bradford West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1998
City of Durham
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Bradford South
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Pudsey
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Doncaster Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.