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CLYDEBANK BLITZ, 75th ANNIVERSARY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1247: tabled on 14 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 marks the 75th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz, which, on 13 and 14 March 1941, involved the bombing of what were seen by the Nazi regime as strategic military targets, including the John Brown shipyard, Beardmore shipyard, Admiralty Oil Storage and Singer Sewing Machine factory, then, munitions factory; understands that the town of Clydebank suffered the most concentrated bomb damage of any part of the British Isles during World War II, with only seven houses remaining undamaged; notes that official records only notes that 528 people died during the two-day attack while not including those dead pulled from the rubble in subsequent days and that 617 people were seriously injured, with hundreds more being injured by blast debris, not to mention the post-traumatic stress disorder impact on the thousands of people who were displaced across the west of Scotland and Ireland; pays due respect to those injured and killed by the raids and recognises the sacrifices made and the role played by the people of Clydebank in their contribution to the Allied effort that finally defeated the Axis powers in 1945; and congratulates the town and entire community of Clydebank for retaining its commemoration of, and links to, the events of World War II though the Clydebank Blitz Memorial Group.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 March 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Dundee West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Glasgow South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 16 March 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
East Renfrewshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2016
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.