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EDM (Early Day Motion) 708A1: tabled on 23 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. 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 Paul Farrelly on 22 January 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'Committee' to end and add 'to acknowledge the unrelenting hostorical fact that Margaret Thatcher was the first woman in this country to become Prime Minister and for that reason alone her place in the Pantheon of political leaders is unique and beyond challenge and her statue with its marble handbag should be erected in the Members' Lobby as soon as it is deemed appropriate.'.

Original motion text

That this House calls upon the Works of Art Committee, when it comes to consider whether to allow the 8ft high, two ton statue of Lady Thatcher to be lent to Arizona, to decide that not only would it be a perfect place for the statue to reside in the short term, but that it would also make a very appropriate permanent home; and further urges this decision to export the statue in the light of the wholly inappropriate proposal to place the piece, which the National Portrait Gallery has already rejected as 'too domineering', in the Members' lobby alongside such figures as Clement Atlee and Lloyd George, considering Lady Thatcher's attempts to dismantle this country's public services and our welfare state.