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COMPENSATION FOR INJURED GRENADIERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 776: tabled on 30 April 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 207 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, conscious of the fact that real care for the men and women of our armed forces has enabled our country to rely, even to the point of ultimate sacrifice, upon their loyalty, steadfastness and efficiency in times of grave national threat, is astounded to note that, when digging a trench during an official Army exercise in Canada in July 1989, three men of the Grenadier Guards (Adrian Hicks, John Ray and Sean Povey) detonated a six year old unexploded shell which not only rendered them limbless but caused them such grievous wounds that Guardsman Ray and Guardsman Povey are still, after almost two years, in receipt of hospital treatment; notes that the Ministry of Defence find themselves unable, on the grounds of unattributable negligence, to pay compensation; and calls upon the Prime Minister to review this case personally and to ensure that, regardless of the possible legal responsibility of some unknown nation who failed to `clear' the shell some six years previously, Her Majesty's Government is seen to follow truly a policy that shows an appreciation of human understanding, human dignity and the value of a human life on earth by awarding generous compensation and a return of the accumulated legal costs to these youthful British Grenadiers.

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.

Amos, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Hexham
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Gravesham
Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
North West Leicestershire
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Wansdyke
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Harrogate
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Newham North West
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 16 May 1991
Greenwich
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Elmet
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Leeds West
Beaumont-Dark, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 May 1991
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Middlesbrough
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
North West Norfolk
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Ilford North
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Denton and Reddish
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Milton Keynes
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Birmingham, Yardley
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Dudley West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Holland with Boston
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Upminster
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Brent North
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Castle Point
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Edinburgh, Leith
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
North Colchester
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Bury North
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Coventry South West
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Warrington South
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 1991
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Luton North
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 16 May 1991
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Davyhulme
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Islington North
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Gillingham
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Tooting
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Beverley
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
South Derbyshire
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Edinburgh Central
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Douglas, Dick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 1991
Dunfermline West
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Reading West
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Midlothian
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Erith and Crayford
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 1991
Moray
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Perth and Kinross
Favell, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Stockport
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 1991
Southport
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
South Antrim
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Barrow and Furness
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Gloucester
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Wellingborough
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
North Thanet
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Reigate
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Norwich South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Walsall South
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Windsor and Maidenhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Beckenham
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Bow and Poplar
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Billericay
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Hendon North
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Ealing North
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
York
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1991
Bridgend
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Cardiff Central
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Wentworth
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
High Peak
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Harlow
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Ashfield
Hayward, Robert
Signed on 1 May 1991
Kingswood
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
South East Cornwall
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Southampton, Test
Howell, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Guildford
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Harrow West
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 1991
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Ravensbourne
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Basingstoke
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
East Kilbride
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Thurrock
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Leicester West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 1 May 1991
North Down
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Burton
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Brent East
Lloyd, Sir Ian
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Havant
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Shoreham
Macfarlane, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Sutton and Cheam
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Glasgow, Springburn
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
East Hampshire
Maxwell-Hyslop, Sir Robin
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Tiverton
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
Mid Ulster
McCrindle, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Brentwood and Ongar
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Central Fife
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Mansfield
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Clwyd North West
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Meriden
Miscampbell, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Blackpool North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Great Grimsby
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Faversham
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
Lagan Valley
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Northampton South
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Devizes
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Sunderland South
Neale, Sir Gerry
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
North Cornwall
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Chichester
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Torridge and West Devon
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Halton
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
North Antrim
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Batley and Spen
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Wirral South
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Ogmore
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Corby
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Eastleigh
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
North Durham
Raison, Sir Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Aylesbury
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Lewes
Rhodes James, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Cambridge
Ridsdale, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Harwich
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 May 1991
East Londonderry
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Erewash
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Dover
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Scarborough
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 1991
Glasgow, Govan
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Warwick and Leamington
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Beaconsfield
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
South Belfast
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Newham South
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Ashford
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
South Worcestershire
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Solihull
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Leominster
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1991
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Ilford South
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Bexleyheath
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Tynemouth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Leicester East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Keighley
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Poole
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Hastings and Rye
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Slough
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Wheeler, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Westminster North
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Weston-Super-Mare
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Swansea West
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 1991
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Sevenoaks
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Glasgow, Provan
Younger, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Ayr

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.