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RETURN OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1053A1: tabled on 20 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Bob Spink on 11 March 2009. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out `Muslim leaders and preachers' and insert `all people, including Muslims and Muslim clerics.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes back the 200 men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment from Iraq; recognises their professionalism and courage; remembers that 12 of their regimental comrades paid the ultimate price of serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan; notes that many Muslims serve in the UK armed forces, but unreservedly condemns the people who abused the troops during their homecoming parade through Luton; and calls on Muslim leaders and preachers to unequivocally reject the appalling and unfair abuse, which seriously threatens race relations in Britain, and for them to remind members of their community that British servicemen and women have fought in the past to preserve the freedom and democracy enjoyed by all people in this country.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.