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SOMME AND YPRES WAR GRAVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 982: tabled on 12 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 recognises the debt that this country will forever hold to the hundreds of thousands of men killed in battle during the First World War; calls on the Government to emphasise to the French Government that any proposal to build an airport over the graves of British soldiers killed at the Somme in 1918 goes against the terms of the granting of land 'in perpetuity' by the then French Government for the creation of British cemeteries; further notes that the proposed construction of a motorway over the battlefield of Pilckem Ridge in the Ypres area of Belgium will cover land where the bodies of nearly 100,000 British and Commonwealth servicemen still lie undiscovered, and will split the battlefield area in half, thereby destroying the peace and tranquility of the place which has constituted a pilgrimage site for well over 80 years; and calls for appropriate representations to be made to the Belgian Government.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Leeds North West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Easington
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Caerphilly
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Hendon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2002
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2002
Perth
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2002
North Wiltshire
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2002
Chesterfield
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
Cheltenham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
South Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2002
New Forest East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Blackpool South
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2002
North East Cambridgeshire
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Tatton
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 March 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Portsmouth North
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Romford
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Nottingham South
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2002
Castle Point
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2002
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2002
Angus
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Swansea West
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.