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COMMONWEALTH DAY ON MONDAY 9TH MARCH, 1998

EDM (Early Day Motion) 852: tabled on 02 March 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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, in common with all parliaments of the Commonwealth, proudly observes Commonwealth Day on Monday 9th March; recognises the increasing potential of the Commonwealth in helping its diverse membership to build powerful structures of civil society and to co-operate in the fields of trade and investment following the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Edinburgh in October last; and gratefully acknowledges the work of the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamnentary Association in strengthening the links binding together the Commonwealth's ever-wider family.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1998
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Workington
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1998
Romsey
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Easington
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Cheadle
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1998
Southport
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Don Valley
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 1998
South Antrim
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1998
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 1998
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1998
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Houghton and Washington East
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Brent East
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1998
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Glasgow, Shettleston
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Great Grimsby
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1998
Nuneaton
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1998
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Burnley
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 1998
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Dundee West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 1998
Belfast South
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1998
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Tonbridge and Malling
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1998
Hazel Grove
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Independent Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Leominster
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Islwyn
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1998
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Hertford and Stortford
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1998
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1998
Macclesfield

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.