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RELEASE OF DOCUMENTATION ABOUT THE 1984-85 MINERS' STRIKE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 918: tabled on 08 January 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 is appalled to learn what thousands of people in mining communities have strongly suspected for 30 years in the wake of the release of the Cabinet papers relating to the 1984-85 miners' strike, that senior Cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister, micromanaged the Government's side of the strike, whilst publicly claiming to be innocent bystanders; notes that, all along, the National Coal Board had the intention to close over 70 collieries whilst publicly claiming the number to be around 20; further notes that senior Cabinet Ministers deliberately misled the country; further notes that when those striking to protect their communities seemed to be on the verge of victory, the Government plotted to bring in the armed forces to avoid defeat; and furthermore demands a full independent inquiry into the then Government's handling of the 1984-85 miners' strike.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Nottingham North
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 January 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 March 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2014
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2014
Cambridge
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 March 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2014
Bassetlaw
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 January 2014
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Great Grimsby
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Ynys Môn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2014
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Bradford South
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Derby North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.