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Birmingham Pub Bombings

EDM (Early Day Motion) 36: tabled on 21 November 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House, in view of the widespread disquiet aroused by the case of the six men convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings, calls on the Home Secretary to establish an independent review tribunal, along the lines recommended by the Home Affairs Select Committee report on miscarriages of justice, and in particular to examine the claim by the honourable Member for Sunderland South that he has traced and interviewed the four men responsible for the bombings and that they are all in Ireland.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
North East Derbyshire
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1990
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
North West Norfolk
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Ealing, Southall
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1989
Brent South
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1990
Houghton and Washington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Castle Point
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 1990
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Falkirk West
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Leyton
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1990
South Staffordshire
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Easington
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Manchester, Blackley
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
Moray
Farr, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1989
Harborough
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 1989
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Newport West
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Blaenau Gwent
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1989
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Norwich South
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1990
Harlow
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Wakefield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1990
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Coventry North East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1990
Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1989
Barnsley Central
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1989
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 1989
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Cunninghame South
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Newham North East
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Brent East
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1989
Pontefract and Castleford
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1989
Bradford West
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Barnsley West and Penistone
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Cardiff West
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Halton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1989
Burnley
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Gateshead East
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Kingston upon Hull West
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Don Valley
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1989
Morley and Leeds South
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1990
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 1989
Glasgow, Govan
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 1990
Crawley
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Wigan
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1990
Walthamstow
Taylor, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Dewsbury
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Leominster
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Wansbeck
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1990
Bexleyheath
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1989
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 December 1989
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1989
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1989
Cunninghame North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1989
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1989
Glasgow, Provan

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.

Birmingham Pub Bombings (Amendment 1)
At end add 'and calls upon the House to set up a Legal Affairs Select Committee, to complete parliamentary accountability of court departments and scrutinise and review procedures for handling such cases of public concern.'.
Labour, Nottingham North
1
signature
EDM 36A1: tabled on 22 November 1989
Birmingham Pub Bombings (Amendment 2)
After 'Secretary', insert 'immediately'.
Labour, Coventry South East
15
signatures
EDM 36A2: tabled on 22 November 1989
Birmingham Pub Bombings (Amendment 3)
at end add 'and calls upon the House to set up a Legal Affairs Select Committee to complete parliamentary accountability and scrutiny of Government departments and as its first task review the procedures for handling cases of public concern'.
Labour, Nottingham North
2
signatures
EDM 36A3: tabled on 23 November 1989