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OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS BRANCH, NEW SCOTLAND YARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1057: tabled on 19 April 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 176 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 commends the commitment and dedication of the personnel in the Obscene Publications Branch at New Scotland Yard; recognises their unique national role and expertise in investigating child pornography and paedophile rings; notes the ever-growing complexity and volume of computer pornography with which the branch deals; and calls upon the Home Secretary to ensure that the Commissioner abandons any plan to close the Obscene Publications Branch and that this specialist squad is assured a continuing and strengthened place in the Metropolitan Police on the conclusion of the current restructuring review.

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.

Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Bournemouth East
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Harrogate
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 1994
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 1994
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Ilford North
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 May 1994
St Helens South
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 1994
Upminster
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1994
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1994
Manchester, Withington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Canterbury
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 1994
Coventry South West
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1994
Wallsend
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1994
Blyth Valley
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 1994
Montgomery
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1994
Davyhulme
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Rochford
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Midlothian
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 1994
Romsey and Waterside
Congdon, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Croydon North East
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Stockton North
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 4 May 1994
Wyre Forest
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 1994
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Bristol East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Coventry South East
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 May 1994
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Cheadle
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Southampton, Itchen
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Chorley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Lewisham West
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1994
Chingford
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Manchester, Blackley
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Sunderland North
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Medway
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 1994
South Antrim
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1994
Bath
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Norwood
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Ayr
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 1994
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Billericay
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1994
Ryedale
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1994
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 17 October 1994
The Wrekin
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 1994
North West Surrey
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Warrington South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Exeter
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 1994
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1994
Blackpool South
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Hendron, Joe
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 May 1994
Belfast West
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Nottingham East
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Orpington
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Doncaster North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 1994
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Ravensbourne
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1994
East Kilbride
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 April 1994
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Clwyd South West
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1994
Dulwich
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 1994
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Ealing, Southall
Kinnock, Neil
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Islwyn
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 1994
Burton
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Central Suffolk
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 1994
Rochdale
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 May 1994
Thurrock
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Bradford West
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 1994
Christchurch
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 May 1994
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Halifax
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1994
Sutton and Cheam
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
West Gloucestershire
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 1994
East Hampshire
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1994
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1994
Mid Ulster
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Dumbarton
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 May 1994
South Down
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Paisley South
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1994
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Mansfield
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Meriden
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 1994
North West Hampshire
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 May 1994
Lagan Valley
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Altrincham and Sale
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1994
Torfaen
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Taunton
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1994
North Warwickshire
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1994
Barnsley East
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Batley and Spen
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1994
Burnley
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Lewes
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 May 1994
East Belfast
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Broxbourne
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 May 1994
East Londonderry
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 1994
Banff and Buchan
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Huddersfield
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1994
Uxbridge
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1994
Chislehurst
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1994
Warwick and Leamington
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 April 1994
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1994
West Bromwich East
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
West Dorset
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 1994
South Worcestershire
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
City of Durham
Stephen, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Shoreham
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 4 May 1994
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 1994
Norwich North
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Bridlington
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Bexleyheath
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Surbiton
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 April 1994
Upper Bann
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Tynemouth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1994
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 April 1994
North Belfast
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Doncaster Central
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Stoke-on-Trent North
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 1994
Angus East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 May 1994
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1994
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Carmarthen
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1994
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1994
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1994
Sevenoaks

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.