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RECOGNITION OF THE ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY (GC) PART-TIME RESERVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 691: tabled on 08 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 pays tribute to the courageous and professional service provided to the entire community in Northern Ireland by the members of the Part-Time Reserve of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (GC) from its formation in 1970 to its replacement by the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve in 2001; salutes the bravery of the men and women who served as part-time officers and acknowledges the huge sacrifice they made to protect the community from terrorism, with 53 part-time officers murdered by terrorists, equivalent to one in six of all police officers murdered in the troubles, and many hundreds injured in the course of their duties; notes that part-time reservists were often required to serve in excess of 100 hours per month at the height of the terrorist activity in addition to holding down their regular occupation and that they did so at considerable personal risk to themselves and their families; notes that there was no pension provision for the Part-Time Reserve and regrets the lack of recognition for these reservists with only one BEM, one MBE and one QGM awarded to part-time officers; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in consultation with the Policing Board and the Chief Constable, to make an appropriate gratuity payment to all part-time reserve officers who served a minimum of three years with the Royal Ulster Constabulary (GC) in recognition of their excellent service to the people of Northern Ireland.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2005
South Antrim
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2005
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2005
Belfast North
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Taunton
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Surrey Heath
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2005
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2005
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
Basingstoke
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cheltenham
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2005
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2005
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2005
Aylesbury
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2005
Montgomeryshire
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2005
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2005
East Devon
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
North Cornwall
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Batley and Spen

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.