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SHREWSBURY PICKETS (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1267: tabled on 01 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 notes that the so-called Shrewsbury Pickets were jailed not for exercising the right to protest but for acts of violence; notes that the trial judge, Mr Justice Mais, said of one of the convicted, `you took part in violence and encouraged violence' and of all six before him the judge concluded that `some. . .were. . .determined to strike terror in the hearts of those continuing to go to work'; notes with concern that Old Labour attitudes towards violence on the picket line have not changed; and commends the letter in The Times of 14 January 1975 from the hon. Member for Aldershot which sets out the position prevailing at the time.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.