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Memorial honouring Nobel Prize winner John Boyd Orr in West Kilbride

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1516: tabled on 19 July 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the new memorial unveiled in West Kilbride, and funded by West Kilbride Civic Society, to honour the Nobel Peace Prize winner, John Boyd Orr, who attended West Kilbride Public School; is aware that John Boyd Orr won the Nobel Prize in 1949 for his scientific research into nutrition and his work as the first Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, and donated the financial prize to the National Council, the World Movement for World Federal Government and other organisations devoted to peace and a united world government; recognises that Orr proved the value of milk being supplied to school children in 1927, leading to free school milk provision across the UK and, in 1936, released a report highlighting that at least one third of the UK population could not afford to buy sufficient food to provide a healthy diet; celebrates the work of John Boyd Orr, which included campaigning for the League of Nations to achieve an international policy on nutrition and asking the United States President, Franklin D Roosevelt, to consider launching a world food plan during the Second World War, believing that food and prosperity for all people on earth led to peace; congratulates and thanks West Kilbride Civic Society on the completion of this project, and wishes its members all the very best.