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FUTURE OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 921: tabled on 05 June 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 162 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 believes that the Gurkhas have a unique record of service in the British Army and loyalty to the British Crown, that their qualities of adaptability and devotion to duty will still be required in the defence of Britain's interests in an uncertain world in the future; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to confirm that the Gurkha Brigade will continue to have a worthwhile and viable future in the British Army as previously declared by the Right honourable Member for Ayr, the former Secretary of State for Defence on 22nd May 1989.

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.

Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Bournemouth East
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Harrogate
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Newham North West
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 10 June 1991
Greenwich
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Rother Valley
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 1991
East Antrim
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Middlesbrough
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1991
Ilford North
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Birmingham, Yardley
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Brent South
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Holland with Boston
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Upminster
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Brent North
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
South Dorset
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
North Colchester
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Coventry South West
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1991
North East Fife
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1991
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Luton North
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 10 June 1991
Woolwich
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1991
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Rochford
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Monklands West
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Stockton North
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1991
Gillingham
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Easington
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Stockton South
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Hayes and Harlington
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Dartford
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1991
Harrow East
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1991
Manchester, Blackley
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1991
Southport
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Medway
Field, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Isle of Wight
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Birkenhead
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1991
Carshalton and Wallington
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Barrow and Furness
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Wellingborough
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 1991
Windsor and Maidenhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Beckenham
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Hendon North
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Ryedale
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Bridgend
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Wentworth
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
High Peak
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Harlow
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Ashfield
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
South East Cornwall
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Southampton, Test
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1991
East Lothian
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Cannock and Burntwood
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 1991
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Ravensbourne
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Cheltenham
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1991
Thurrock
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1991
Twickenham
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Clwyd South West
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 1991
North Down
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Rutland and Melton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Broxtowe
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Pontefract and Castleford
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Central Suffolk
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1991
Shoreham
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Bradford West
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 1991
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Wrexham
Marshall, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Arundel
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 1991
Mid Ulster
McCrindle, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Brentwood and Ongar
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Newbury
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Mansfield
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Clwyd North West
Miscampbell, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Blackpool North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1991
Great Grimsby
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1991
Faversham
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 1991
Lagan Valley
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Northampton South
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Falmouth and Camborne
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1991
Torfaen
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Chichester
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Torridge and West Devon
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Liverpool, Riverside
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Rugby and Kenilworth
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Burnley
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
North Durham
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Lewes
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Morley and Leeds South
Rhodes James, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Cambridge
Ridsdale, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1991
Harwich
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 1991
East Belfast
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Broxbourne
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Bradford North
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 1991
East Londonderry
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1991
Erewash
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Mid Kent
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1991
Streatham
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 1991
Hereford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Aldridge-Brownhills
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1991
Warwick and Leamington
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 1991
South Belfast
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Crawley
Stanbrook, Ivor
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Orpington
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Bury South
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Walthamstow
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
East Lindsey
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Leominster
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Crosby
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Bexleyheath
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Reading East
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Keighley
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Poole
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Slough
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Wheeler, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Westminster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 1991
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Swansea West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Clydebank and Milngavie
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Bolton South East

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.

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

FUTURE OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'providing that their future is not achieved by the demise of Scottish regiments with a longer period of service in the British Army.'.
Labour, Doncaster Central
2
signatures
EDM 921A1: tabled on 6 June 1991
FUTURE OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (Amendment 2)
at end add 'provided that this future is not achieved by the amalgamation or disbandment of British battalions or regiments able to carry out duties on a worldwide basis.'.
Conservative, Winchester
1
signature
EDM 921A2: tabled on 20 June 1991
FUTURE OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (Amendment 3)
at end add,'providing that their future is not achieved by the demise of Yorkshire Regiments,particularly 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.'.
Conservative, Batley and Spen
1
signature
EDM 921A3: tabled on 20 June 1991