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QUEEN'S JUBILEE MEDAL AND MERCHANT SEAMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1366: tabled on 21 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 strongly disapproves of the Government's refusal to extend the eligibility to the Queen's Jubilee medal beyond serving members of the armed forces and Royal Fleet Auxiliary and 999 emergency services meeting length of service criteria and holders of the George or Victoria Crosses; especially deplores the failure to redress this historic lack of formal recognition given to members of the Merchant Navy, whose massive sacrifice in the Second World War kept Great Britain and the Soviet Union from defeat; furthermore, pays tribute to the 33,000 merchant seaman who between 1939 and 1945 paid for the defence of their country with their lives; regards this latest snub as all the more insulting given the coincidence of the Jubilee and the 20th anniversary of the reclamation of the Falklands Islands, in which merchant sailors played an essential role; and calls for an immediate reversal of the Government's position.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2002
Cheadle
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Eastleigh
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Northampton South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Hendon
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2002
Perth
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
North Devon
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Chorley
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Cheltenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Yeovil
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
New Forest East
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Leeds East
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Ynys Môn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Argyll and Bute
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Newbury
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2002
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2002
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2002
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2002
Banff and Buchan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2002
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Hazel Grove
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2002
North Cornwall
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2002
Angus
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.