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FUTURE OF CROMWELL GREEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1172A1: tabled on 12 May 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 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 Stephen Pound on 11 May 2004. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'as' to end and add "God's Englishman"; whilst recognising the historic record of his brutality in Ireland, also acknowledges his vital contribution to the Parliamentary cause against a tyranny of absolute monarchy intended by the failed monarch Charles I and to the development of the British constitutional settlement; believes that the hostility of Charles Stuart and Prince Rupert towards democracy do not deserve recognition within the Parliamentary estate; and calls on the House authorities to find a location of equal or even greater prominence for Oliver Cromwell's statue, perhaps including the vacant plinth in Member's lobby, and not give in to historical revisionism to the detriment of this great figure from Britain's past.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the construction of a visitor facility on Cromwell Green will involve the removal of the statue of Oliver Cromwell, known to many as the Butcher of Drogheda; while welcoming this development, would not like to see the statue relocated to anywhere other than a foundry; considers that public consultation should commence in order that a new name for the area be agreed; and notes that Charles Stuart and Prince Rupert of the Rhine have already been mentioned in this context.