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SEAN CONNERY'S VIEWS ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 203: tabled on 08 June 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House is appalled at the views expressed by Sean Connery in an Australian magazine, that giving a woman a smack in the face is acceptable conduct, and that she is 'looking for' such behaviour on the part of her partner or husband; and calls on the Scottish National Party to immediately dissociate itself from these remarks.

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.

Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Bristol East
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Easington
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
St Helens North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Morley and Leeds South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Wentworth
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Warrington North
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1992
Barnsley Central
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Worsley
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Barnsley East
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
West Lancashire
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Don Valley
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Hamilton
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Dundee West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Bolsover
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Dunfermline West
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Wansbeck
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

SEAN CONNERY'S VIEWS ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'appalled' to end and add 'that members of the 1992 Labour opposition have seized on a recent misrepresentative tabloid press reference to a 1961 interview with Sean Connery in which he clearly spelled out the unacceptability of violence towards women and also drew attention to the many varied and tortuous ways in which women can be demeaned, notes that SNP members served on both the Select committee on Violence in Marriage and Violence in the Family, the recommendations of which the Labour Government of 1974 to 1979 regrettably failed to implement; looks forward to the day when this extremely serious subject can be dealt with in a dignified manner free from party political prejudice and tabloid press irresponsibility; and regrets the motivation of those who choose cheap and political headlines rather than real social solutions.'.
Scottish National Party, Moray
2
signatures
EDM 203A1: tabled on 9 June 1992