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WAITANGI DAY 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1051: tabled on 02 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 New Zealand in celebrating Waitangi Day, their National Day, on Saturday 6 February 2016, commemorating the historic signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 that marks the coming together of the Maori people and representatives of the British Crown; notes the importance of maintaining strong links between the UK and New Zealand; recognises the shared heritage, longstanding trading relationships, interwined cultural, educational and military ties, including the armed forces, competitive sports, and arts investment of these two great allies and Commonwealth members who share Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State and Sovereign; and calls on the Government to make strengthening the close political, economic, sporting and cultural ties that continue to bind these two great nations together one of its very highest priorities for 2016.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.