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COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 614: tabled on 22 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 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 notes that during the conference recess the Prime Minister announced that 50 million had been allocated to commemorate the beginning of the First World War; further notes that an estimated 10 million soldiers died during the conflict with 21 million injured; further notes that there were an estimatedone million direct civilian deaths as a result of the war andsix million via famine and disease; further notes that the war is recalled for its unimaginable human destruction and suffering; recognises that the cause of the war was the imperialistic foreign policy of the powers of the day; and believes that this House should recognise the loss and pain suffered by the victims of the war and that it would be more appropriate to commemorate the end of the war rather than its beginning.