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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1572: tabled on 04 September 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the phenomenal invention by County Down man Sir James Martin which was tested in 1946 and resulted in the world's first ejector seat that has saved thousands of lives world-wide; notes that a statue of the inventor has been unveiled at the Higher Denham Headquarters near to Heathrow; recalls that this man was known to have a gentle and giving spirit and believes it is right that he is remembered in his community of Crossgar; and supports calls for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to erect a fitting tribute in Crossgar to the memory of this wonderful gentleman whose innovation has saved so many lives.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.