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FALKLAND ISLANDS BATTLE DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 172: tabled on 08 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 joins the people of the Falkland Islands in marking Battle Day, commemorating those who lost their lives on 8 December 1914, in what was the second major naval engagement of the First World War, when a small British fleet destroyed the infamous German South Atlantic Squadron; notes that, following the war, 8 December became known at Battle Day and was established in the Falkland Islands as a national holiday, a day to be commemorated with reverence, and an occasion to be enjoyed as a celebration of freedom and liberation; reaffirms the continued support of the people of the United Kingdom in maintaining the Islands as a self-governing British Overseas Territory; and looks forward to seeing the Union flag continuing to fly over the Falkland Islands for evermore.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2009
Hexham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
East Londonderry
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
Shipley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Belfast North
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Sunderland North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Tamworth
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Penrith and The Border
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2008
South Antrim
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Hyndburn
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Rochdale
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Upminster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Conwy
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
Congleton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.