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BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1083: tabled on 15 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has received 6 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 6 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House acknowledges that a Bank Holiday on St George's Day would be a great opportunity for all English people regardless of colour or religion to recognise what binds them together instead of concentrating on differences; realises that there is growing demand in England for a day of national celebration; notes that Northern Ireland has had a Bank Holiday on St Patrick's Day since 1903, the Scottish Parliament has introduced a voluntary Bank Holiday on St Andrew's Day and the Welsh Assembly agrees that St David's Day should be a holiday; further notes that organisations such as the St George Unofficial Bank Holiday saw a 300 per cent. increase in the number of St George events during 2009; points out that there is a danger that England could be left behind without an opportunity to celebrate its rich culture and heritage; and supports a Bank Holiday being held in England on 23 April or the nearest Friday to that date.

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 24 March 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Lewes
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Kingswood
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2010
East Londonderry
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Lagan Valley
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Cheltenham
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Manchester Central
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2010
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Bassetlaw
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
Glasgow East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Mitcham and Morden
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Ynys Môn
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2010
Romford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
West Bromwich East
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Bristol West
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 1)
after `Day', insert `in England and St Piran's Day in Cornwall.'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
2
signatures
EDM 1083A1: tabled on 16 March 2010
BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 2)
after `English', insert `and Cornish'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
2
signatures
EDM 1083A2: tabled on 16 March 2010
BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 3)
after `England', insert `and Cornwall'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
2
signatures
EDM 1083A3: tabled on 16 March 2010
BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 4)
after `that', insert `St Piran's Day on 5 March is an event which is increasingly enjoyed and celebrated and that'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
2
signatures
EDM 1083A4: tabled on 16 March 2010
BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 5)
at end add `and similarly in Cornwall on or around 5 March.'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
2
signatures
EDM 1083A5: tabled on 16 March 2010
BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY (Amendment 6)
at end add `and further supports a bank holiday in Wessex on 26 October, or the nearest Friday to that date, being the anniversary of the death of King Alfred.'.
Conservative, Salisbury
1
signature
EDM 1083A6: tabled on 24 March 2010