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CHARLES DARWIN DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 706: tabled on 22 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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 the scientific achievements of Charles Darwin in the face of centuries of religious dogma; welcomes proposals for the creation of a 'Charles Darwin Day' in recognition of the ground-breaking work of the British scientist responsible for the theory of evolution by natural selection; and calls for Darwin's birthday, 12th February, to be designated a public holiday, in honour of one of the fathers of modern science.

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.

Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
Twickenham
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2002
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2002
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Holborn and St Pancras
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Newport West
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Norwich North
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2002
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Barnsley Central
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Ealing, Southall
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Ochil
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
West Lancashire
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Bolsover
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
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.

CHARLES DARWIN DAY (Amendment 1)
at end add 'but notes that many of his ideas followed from the research undertaken by Erasmus Darwin, Charles's grandfather while he practised medicine in lichfield and calls for an 'Erasmus Darwin day' too'.
Conservative, Lichfield
3
signatures
EDM 706A1: tabled on 4 February 2002