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THE PRESS AND THE CONVICTION OF BARRY GEORGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 87: tabled on 04 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 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 congratulates the several newspapers which have, in detail and on principle, questioned and expressed their misgivings about the conviction of Barry George for the murder of Jill Dando; and believes that it is this willingness to challenge received wisdom in the cause of justice that makes a free press, whatever its blemishes and shortcomings, an indispensable bastion of democracy.