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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2414: tabled on 04 November 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 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 disassociates itself from the comments made by the Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, the hon. Member for Grantham and Stamford, regarding the circumstances surrounding the resignation of an officer in Her Majesty's Armed Forces and former SAS Commander, Major Sebastian Morley; believes that when a senior officer resigns citing a specific reason, the resignation should be treated with the utmost seriousness and that the integrity or motivation of the officer concerned should not be publicly impugned by a Government Minister; regrets that this event occurred in the week leading to Remembrance Sunday; is appalled that the Minister should blame commanders for making the wrong decision relating to equipment used for operations when the choice of equipment was not available; and calls on the Minister to apologise fully to Major Morley and to UK commanders in Afghanistan.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.