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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1255: tabled on 21 May 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 is appalled, but barely surprised, at the revelations in M15 files regarding the bizarre and inhumane proposals to use pigeons as flying bombs; recognises the important and live-saving role of carrier pigeons in two world wars and wonders at the lack of gratitude towards these gentle creatures; and believes that humans represent the most obscene, perverted, cruel, uncivilised and lethal species ever to inhabit the planet and looks forward to the day when the inevitable asteroid slams into the earth and wipes them out thus giving nature the opportunity to start again.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PIGEON BOMBS (Amendment 1)
Line 1, leave out from 'House' to 'recognises' in line 2.
Conservative, Worthing West
EDM 1255A1: tabled on 24 May 2004
PIGEON BOMBS (Amendment 2)
Line 4, leave out from 'creatures;' to second 'and' in line 5.
Conservative, Worthing West
EDM 1255A2: tabled on 24 May 2004
PIGEON BOMBS (Amendment 3)
Line 6, leave out from 'earth' to end and insert 'when humans and other creatures may with luck have the chance to live together again.'
Conservative, Worthing West
EDM 1255A3: tabled on 24 May 2004