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EDM (Early Day Motion) 637A1: tabled on 11 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 Mr Laurence Robertson on 10 January 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out 'regretting' and insert 'giving thanks for the lifetime of spirituality and service before.'.

Original motion text

That this House, while regretting the announcement of the retirement of Dr George Carey as Archbishop of Canterbury, pays tribute to the work he has carried out in that role over 11 years; notes in particular his achievements in holding the Church together during times of great difficulty, challenge and controversy; admires the compassionate way in which he has carried out his work; recognises the contribution made by his wife, Eileen, to his Ministry but also to other good causes during this period; and wishes both Dr and Mrs Carey, long, happy and active lives following his retirement.