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DESTRUCTION OF EDINBURGH GRAVEYARDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 213: tabled on 09 June 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 deplores the proposal by Freshbright, a property development company set up to develop six graveyards in Edinburgh; condemns the suggestion that war graves be destroyed and that remains would be exhumed and placed in mass graves to clear graves for building purposes; congratulates Edinburgh District Council on its stand against this repugnant form of speculation; and calls upon the Government to make clear its opposition to this proposal and to introduce legislation that would preserve these graveyards both for the sake of relatives of those interred and as part of the history of Edinburgh and its people.

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.

Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1992
Birmingham, Northfield
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Edinburgh, Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Falkirk East
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Easington
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1992
Warley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Edinburgh South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1992
Wentworth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
East Lothian
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Barnsley Central
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1992
Brent East
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Paisley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1992
Pendle
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Gateshead East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Dundee West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 1992
Banff and Buchan
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1992
Islington South and Finsbury
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Dunfermline West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Edinburgh East
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1992
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.