Skip to main content

McGONAGALL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1649A1: tabled on 18 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Iain Luke on 17 July 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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...'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.