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FUTURE OF THE LIGHT INFANTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1089: tabled on 22 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to preserve the historic name of the Light Infantry and also recognises the Light Infantry's historic ties to Shropshire and Herefordshire which have ensured that the Light Infantry has remained one of the best recruited regiments in the army; and asks that the Government reconsiders its proposals to change the name of the Light Infantry to The Rifles.

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.

Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2005
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2005
Leeds West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 2005
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2005
Lagan Valley
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Ludlow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Yeovil
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Mansfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Romford
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Plymouth, Devonport
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2005
South West Devon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Congleton

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.

FUTURE OF THE LIGHT INFANTRY (Amendment 1)
after `Shropshire', insert `Somerset, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Durham'.
Liberal Democrat, Somerton and Frome
4
signatures
EDM 1089A1: tabled on 30 November 2005