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CHRISTIAN HOLY DAYS AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 14: tabled on 20 June 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 notes neither Good Friday nor Christmas Day are included in the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 on the grounds that they are traditional days of rest and worship; further notes that the restrictions under the Sunday Trading Act 1994 do not apply to either of these important days in the Christian calendar; recognises that competitive pressures find many Christians in a position where they feel compelled to work on these days, and that many Christians view commercial activities on these days as showing a disregard and disrespect for their religion; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to review existing legislation relating to the holiest days in the Christian calendar and bring forward change that will protect Christians from being compelled to engage in commercial activities on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2001
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2001
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2001
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2001
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 July 2001
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2001
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Crewe and Nantwich
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2001
St Ives
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Bridgend
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2001
North Devon
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2001
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2001
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2001
Hereford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Ilford North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2001
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2001
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2001
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 2001
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
South Derbyshire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Hamilton South
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2001
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2001
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2001
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.