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NAVAL WAR GRAVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 182: tabled on 10 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 193 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House recognises the enormous contribution made by British naval servicemen and women to the defence of this country; notes the concerns expressed by honourable Members from all parties about the plundering of naval war graves by some commercial and amateur divers; believes that naval war graves of all nations should be afforded greater protection under both existing legislation, such as the Protection of Military Remains Act and the Protection of Wrecks Act, and if necessary through new measures; welcomes Government moves to press for international laws to safeguard the graves of our naval heroes; and calls for the establishment of an exclusion zone around naval war graves for a minimum of 100 years from the time of loss.

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 15 January 2001
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2001
East Antrim
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 24 January 2001
Tatton
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2001
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2001
Boston and Skegness
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2001
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2001
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2001
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Torridge and West Devon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2001
North East Fife
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2001
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2001
Perth
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Linlithgow
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Hendon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2001
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2001
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
Sevenoaks
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2001
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
Bath
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Walsall South
Gibb, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2001
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2001
Billericay
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
West Renfrewshire
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2001
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2001
Beaconsfield
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Bridgend
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2001
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Harwich
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2001
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2001
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2001
Wantage
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2001
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Stafford
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
South Thanet
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2001
New Forest East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
Signed on 25 January 2001
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Thurrock
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2001
East Hampshire
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 31 January 2001
North Down
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2001
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2001
Vale of York
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Argyll and Bute
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2001
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Wansdyke
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2001
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2001
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Forest of Dean
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Dover
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Newbury
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
Blaby
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2001
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2001
Belfast East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2001
East Londonderry
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2001
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Kettering
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2001
Mid Bedfordshire
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2001
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Bradford West
Angela Smith,
Signed on 15 January 2001
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2001
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
West Bromwich East
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2001
Mid Sussex
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2001
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2001
New Forest West
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Stockton South
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2001
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2001
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2001
Richmond Park
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2001
Bosworth
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Hamilton South
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Northavon
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2001
Hertford and Stortford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2001
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2001
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2001
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

NAVAL WAR GRAVES (Amendment 1)
leave out from "divers;" to end and insert "believes that naval war graves of all nations should be afforded greater protection and notes that the Protection of Military Remains Act and the Protection of Wrecks Act will offer protection to such sites in UK waters and only limited protection in international waters; notes that UNESCO's 'Draft Convention of Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage' will only protect wrecks of 100 years or more; recognises that with regard to naval war graves in distant waters the best protection will be afforded by using existing legislation namely schedule 11 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 which gives effect the Salvage Convention; notes that this allows for the prosecution of plunderers of wrecks; and calls upon the Government to take action based on expert advice to ensure that the final resting places of so many are adequately protected.".
Conservative, Teignbridge
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signature
EDM 182A1: tabled on 18 January 2001