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Docklands bombing in 1996

EDM (Early Day Motion) 404: tabled on 19 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House remembers the London Docklands bombing, where a 3,000lb device that included Libyan-supplied explosives detonated in a vehicle parked outside the Bashir family business on 9 February 1996 as the IRA ended an 18-month ceasefire; notes with sadness the death of Inam Bashir, who was killed in the newsagents along with colleague John Jeffries; highlights that the force of the bomb left 42 people badly injured; underlines the horrific damage caused by the blast and notes the subsequent conviction of IRA member James McArdle in 1998; sends deepest condolences and sympathies to all those who still bear the scars and memories of that day; and notes that the legacy of those who were killed will never be forgotten.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.