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FRANK FOLEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1504: tabled on 07 May 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 114 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 commemorates 7th May 2008, marking fifty years since the death of Frank Foley, a British spy based in Berlin during the 1930s; notes that under his cover as a passport control officer at the British Embassy he risked his life by venturing into concentration camps to help free Jewish internees, provided false papers and passports for Jewish people to leave Nazi Germany for sanctuary and even hid them in his own home until they were able to leave Germany; further notes that his selfless bravery saved the lives of approximately 10,000 Jewish people from certain death; recognises that just as the horrors of the Holocaust and the millions who perished should never be forgotten, its heroes also should never be forgotten; further recognises that the actions of individuals like Frank Foley during the Holocaust represented a glimmer of humanity during one of history's darkest moments against a backdrop of widespread hostility or indifference across Europe; notes with dismay that although Frank Foley was recognised as Righteous Amongst the Nations at Yad Vashem Israel's Holocaust Museum, he did not receive a formal recognition or honour for his actions in the United Kingdom during his lifetime; calls on the British Government to consider changing the current statutes governing the honours system to allow a posthumous knighthood to be awarded to Frank Foley; hopes that this will pave the way for the recognition of other British rescuers during the Holocaust such as Randolph Churchill, Sergeant Charles Coward, Jane Haining, Tommy Noble and Robert Smallbones, who risked their own lives and often the lives of their families to give life to others; and commends the work of organisations like the Holocaust Educational Trust in ensuring their memory and experiences are kept alive and passed on to future generations.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2008
Southend West
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2008
North East Hampshire
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
South Norfolk
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Ochil and South Perthshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2008
South Ribble
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2008
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2008
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2008
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Brigg and Goole
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2008
Huntingdon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 May 2008
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2008
Aberdeen North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 May 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Hastings and Rye
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2008
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2008
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2008
Nottingham East
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2008
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Dundee East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2008
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2008
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Edinburgh North and Leith
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2008
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 May 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Bracknell
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2008
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Bassetlaw
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Carlisle
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Scunthorpe
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2008
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Bristol North West
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Hyndburn
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2008
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2008
Southport
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2008
Kensington and Chelsea
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2008
North Cornwall
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Enfield North
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2008
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Ilford North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2008
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Esher and Walton
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Wigan
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2008
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Perth and North Perthshire
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2008
Rugby and Kenilworth

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.