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CELEBRATION OF ST. GEORGE'S DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1283: tabled on 02 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House looks forward to celebrating St. George's Day on 23 April 2009; believes that the day of England's patron saint is an opportunity for all the people of England to celebrate their country's heritage, values and traditions; calls upon the Government to mark the occasion by ensuring that the Cross of St. George flag is flow from all public buildings on this day; further encourages local authorities, schools, organisations and businesses also to fly the flag of England with pride; and further calls upon hon. Members to support the campaign to establish 23 April as an annual public holiday, so that all the people of England may be united in celebrating their country's proud achievements and rich history.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2009
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Twickenham
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
Harwich
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
North Wiltshire
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Tamworth
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2009
Glasgow East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2009
Newark
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Crawley
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Wansbeck
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Hyndburn
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Colchester
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Upper Bann
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Bristol West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
Macclesfield

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CELEBRATION OF ST. GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 1)
leave out from `Members' to `so' in line 8 and insert `not to support the campaign to establish 23 April as an annual public holiday until the potentially greater benefit to the UK tourist industry of an autumn public holiday, possibly around Trafalgar Day in October, or a Veterans' Day in November, has been fully assessed'.
Liberal Democrat, Torbay
2
signatures
EDM 1283A1: tabled on 20 April 2009