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McGONAGALL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1649: tabled on 17 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that this year marks the centenary of the death of the poet and tragedian William Topaz McGonagall; notes that McGonagall's fame is associated with the great cities of Dundee and Edinburgh; further notes that he may well have been born in County Donegal thereby making him a truly international figure; welcomes the forthcoming celebrations to mark his centenary; and notes the continued popularity of his work throughout the world.

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.

Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Islington North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Aberdeen Central
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2002
Perth
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Norwich North
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Midlothian
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Wrexham
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Central Fife
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Mansfield
Picking, Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
East Lothian
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Hyndburn
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Dundee West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Nottingham South
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Eccles
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

McGONAGALL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS (Amendment 1)
after 'Edinburgh', insert 'further notes his important contribution to structural engineering in the Tay Bridge Disaster, by 'telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay, That your central girders would not have given way... had they been supported on each side with buttresses, At least many sensible men confesses...'.
Labour, The Wrekin
1
signature
EDM 1649A1: tabled on 18 July 2002
McGONAGALL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS (Amendment 2)
at end add: 'not least because of his wise words at the end of the Tay Bridge Disaster, ...'for the stranger we our houses do build', the less chance we have of being killed.',
Labour, Reading West
1
signature
EDM 1649A2: tabled on 24 July 2002