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ANNUAL MERCHANT NAVY DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1399: tabled on 08 June 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 82 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 welcomes the Merchant Navy Association's campaign for the recognition and establishment of an official Merchant Navy Day in the United Kingdom; believes that it would be appropriate to commemorate the service of past and present seafarers on 3rd September each year, as the day on which British merchant seamen became the first casualties of World War II and as such symbolising the many sacrifices made by those who contributed to the security and prosperity of this island nation; and urges Her Majesty's Government to give early consideration to these proposals, which honour a significant historic contribution and would focus attention on the urgent need to rebuild a strategically importance British merchant fleet.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
City of York
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 1998
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 1998
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bootle
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Waveney
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 1998
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 1998
Worthing West
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1998
Isle of Wight
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Tynemouth
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Bury North
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Dagenham
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Midlothian
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 1998
Romsey
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1998
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Hendon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Crewe and Nantwich
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1998
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Norwich North
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1998
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Romford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 1998
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Wirral West
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1998
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Houghton and Washington East
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Bury South
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 1998
New Forest East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1998
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1998
Mid Worcestershire
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Knowsley South
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1998
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Dover
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1998
Portsmouth North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1998
Torbay
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 15 June 1998
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1998
Solihull
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 1998
Rochford and Southend East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Southampton, Test
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Great Yarmouth

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.