House of Commons
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR HON. MEMBERS
EDM #2984
Tabled 19 April 2012
2010-12 Session
<p>That this House, noting the deeply disturbing use of the ancient offence of `scandalising a judge', considered obsolete since the end of the nineteenth century, by the Northern Ireland Attorney General against the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the right hon. Member for Neath and Biteback Publishing, over a passage in his memoir describing an episode in 2005-06 leading up to the historic 2007 political settlement, calls on the Northern Ireland Attorney General to end this serious attack on free speech by withdrawing the proceedings for contempt; further asserts the fundamental right of hon. Members to express their views responsibly without fear of judicial censorship; and invites Mr Speaker to consider what action the House might take to defend its rights against such attacks.</p>

Signatures (153)

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.
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
19 April 2012
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
19 April 2012
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
19 April 2012
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
19 April 2012
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
19 April 2012
Banks, Gordon
Labour
19 April 2012
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
19 April 2012
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
19 April 2012
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
19 April 2012
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
19 April 2012
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
19 April 2012
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
19 April 2012
Bryant, Chris
Labour
19 April 2012
Burden, Richard
Labour
19 April 2012
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
25 April 2012
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
19 April 2012
Caton, Martin
Labour
19 April 2012
Clark, Katy
Labour
19 April 2012
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
19 April 2012
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
19 April 2012
Connarty, Michael
Labour
19 April 2012
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
19 April 2012
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
30 April 2012
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
19 April 2012
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
19 April 2012
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
19 April 2012
Cryer, John
Labour
19 April 2012
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
19 April 2012
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
19 April 2012
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
19 April 2012
Davies, Geraint
Labour
19 April 2012
Davies, Philip
Conservative
19 April 2012
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
19 April 2012
Dobson, Frank
Labour
19 April 2012
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
19 April 2012
Dowd, Jim
Labour
19 April 2012
Dromey, Jack
Labour
19 April 2012
Engel, Natascha
Labour
19 April 2012
Evans, Chris
Labour
19 April 2012
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
19 April 2012
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
19 April 2012
Field, Mark
Conservative
19 April 2012
Flynn, Paul
Labour
19 April 2012
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
19 April 2012
Gapes, Mike
Labour
19 April 2012
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2012
Glass, Pat
Labour
19 April 2012
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
24 April 2012
Goggins, Paul
Labour
19 April 2012
Goodman, Helen
Labour
19 April 2012
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
19 April 2012
Green, Kate
Labour
19 April 2012
Griffith, Nia
Labour
19 April 2012
Hancock, Matthew
Conservative
19 April 2012
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
19 April 2012
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
19 April 2012
Healey, John
Labour
19 April 2012
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
19 April 2012
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
25 April 2012
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
19 April 2012
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
26 April 2012
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
23 April 2012
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
23 April 2012
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
19 April 2012
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Labour
19 April 2012
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
23 April 2012
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
19 April 2012
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
19 April 2012
Johnson, Alan
Labour
19 April 2012
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
19 April 2012
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
19 April 2012
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
19 April 2012
Lavery, Ian
Labour
19 April 2012
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
23 April 2012
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
25 April 2012
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
19 April 2012
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
24 April 2012
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
23 April 2012
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
19 April 2012
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
19 April 2012
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
30 April 2012
MacShane, Mr Denis
Independent
19 April 2012
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
23 April 2012
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
23 April 2012
McCabe, Steve
Labour
19 April 2012
McCartney, Karl
Conservative
19 April 2012
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
24 April 2012
McDonnell, John
Labour
19 April 2012
McGovern, Alison
Labour
19 April 2012
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
19 April 2012
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
19 April 2012
Mearns, Ian
Labour
23 April 2012
Michael, Alun
Labour
19 April 2012
Miller, Andrew
Labour
19 April 2012
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
19 April 2012
Morden, Jessica
Labour
19 April 2012
Morris, David
Conservative
19 April 2012
Mowat, David
Conservative
19 April 2012
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
19 April 2012
Nuttall, Mr David
Conservative
19 April 2012
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
19 April 2012
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
19 April 2012
Owen, Albert
Labour
19 April 2012
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
19 April 2012
Percy, Andrew
Conservative
19 April 2012
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
26 April 2012
Reckless, Mark
Conservative
24 April 2012
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
19 April 2012
Rees-Mogg, Jacob
Conservative
19 April 2012
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
19 April 2012
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
24 April 2012
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
19 April 2012
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
26 April 2012
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
19 April 2012
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
24 April 2012
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
19 April 2012
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
23 April 2012
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
24 April 2012
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
19 April 2012
Smith, Nick
Labour
19 April 2012
Smith, Owen
Labour
19 April 2012
Stringer, Graham
Labour
25 April 2012
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
19 April 2012
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
19 April 2012
Tami, Mark
Labour
19 April 2012
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Turner, Karl
Labour
19 April 2012
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
19 April 2012
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
19 April 2012
Walley, Joan
Labour
19 April 2012
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
19 April 2012
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
19 April 2012
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
19 April 2012
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2012
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2012
Williamson, Chris
Labour
19 April 2012
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
19 April 2012
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
19 April 2012
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
19 April 2012
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion