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FRANCE'S NATIONAL DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 327: tabled on 13 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 sends friendly greetings to the people of France on 14 July; notes that this date was designated as their National Day by law on 6 July 1880 in commemoration of the Fête de la Fédération which took place on 14 July 1790 at a time when the country was seeking out national, political and peaceful unity following the divisive events of 1789 to 1790; champions the long association between the various peoples of France and the British Isles, including the Auld Alliance between France and Scotland; remembers that in December 1939, Britain and France created an Anglo-French Coordinating Committee for the joint planning of their wartime economies, a body chaired by Jean Monnet, who was later the founding father of the European Economic Community; further notes that on 16 June 1940, the British War Cabinet agreed a resolution stating that France and Great Britain would no longer be two nations, but one Franco-British Union, the constitution of the Union will provide for joint organs of defence, foreign, financial and economic policies, that every citizen of France would enjoy immediately citizenship of Great Britain, and that every British subject would become a citizen of France; and hopes that, whatever the outcome of the negotiations following the 23 June 2016 referendum to take the UK out of the EU the peoples of France, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will continue to enjoy close ties of friendship and economic cooperation.

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 5 September 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glenrothes
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Dundee West
Leigh, Sir Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2016
Gainsborough
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 14 July 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Neill, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2016
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2016
East Renfrewshire
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 July 2016
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 13 July 2016
Edinburgh West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 July 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.