Skip to main content


EDM (Early Day Motion) 1132: tabled on 18 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 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 British Overseas Territory of Montserrat in celebrating St Patrick's Day on 17 March 2010; recognises the shared heritage and special relationship between the peoples of the UK and Montserrat that date back to Christopher Columbus's epic journey in 1493; notes the resilient nature of those living on the Emerald Island of the Caribbean in recovering and prospering following the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano in 1997; and calls on the Government to continue to strengthen the close constitutional, economic and cultural ties that bind the peoples of Montserrat and the United Kingdom together, as well as cherishing the shared bond represented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State and Sovereign.