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REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 376: tabled on 30 October 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 deplores the decision of the management of the Coates Viyella shirt factory in Londonderry to send home four employees for wearing Remembrance Day poppies; regards the acceptance of this decision by Mr Bob Cooper, Chairman of the Fair Employment Commission, as an abuse of this influence and an attempt to deprive the people of Northern Ireland of the right to express their grief at the loss the nation suffered in the defence of freedom and democracy and their pride in those who made the supreme sacrifice; recalls that the sums raised are used for the relief of hardship of dependants and the easing of suffering of those who were maimed, crippled and blinded in the dreadful conflicts of the two World Wars; and urges the Government to urgently consider legislative changes to prevent further abuse.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.