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65th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BETHNAL GREEN TUBE SHELTER DISASTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1238: tabled on 19 March 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 marks and commemorates the 65th anniversary of the Bethnal Green tube shelter disaster; celebrates the 173 lives, including 62 children, that were tragically lost on 3rd March 1943 when a panicked crowd surged into the air raid shelter in the station trapping people on the stairs and causing a fatal crush; recognises and applauds the efforts and bravery of the Civil Defence Force, emergency services and local community in recovering and treating the wounded and retrieving the dead in what was the worst civilian accident of the war accounting for a third of Bethnal Green war-time civilian fatalities; and acknowledges and commends the campaign by the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust, notably those involved with the memorial service at St. John on Bethnal Green, in establishing a fitting memorial to commemorate the tragedy and a lasting tribute.

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 Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2008
Hexham
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bexhill and Battle
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2008
Worthing West
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Hornchurch
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Ham
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 March 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Bolton North East
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Livingston
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Belfast North
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Lichfield
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 2 April 2008
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Luton North
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Folkestone and Hythe
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2008
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2008
Epping Forest
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2008
New Forest East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Thurrock
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Newark
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Crawley
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Westbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 March 2008
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative Independent
Signed on 25 March 2008
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Dartford
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2008
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 1 April 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Conwy
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
East Antrim

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.