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Mr Roger Ball

EDM number 882 in 1989-90, proposed by Chris Mullin on 23/04/1990.

That this House is dismayed to learn that Mr Roger Ball, a former member of the now disbanded and discredited West Midlands Serious Crimes Squad, is about to become Mayor of Leek; recalls that Mr Ball is one of the officers who took part in the interrogations of the six men convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings which are widely believed to have resulted in fabricated confessions; in particular recalls that Mr Ball is alleged to have participated in the assaults on one of the six men, John Walker, and subsequently to have given perjured evidence; further recalls that in 1983 Mr Ball was alleged to have taken part in the harrassment of Police Cadet Adrian Dart, after Mr Dart had given evidence which resulted in three police officers being jailed for assaulting a suspect with a view to obtaining a confession; believes that the elevation of Mr Ball will bring discredit upon the municipality of Leek; and urges the councillors and citizens of Leek to reconsider his appointment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Chris Mullin23/04/1990Sunderland SouthProposed
Robin Corbett23/04/1990Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Audrey Wise23/04/1990PrestonSigned
Joan Walley23/04/1990Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Bruce Grocott23/04/1990Wrekin, TheSigned
Mark Fisher23/04/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Ernie Ross24/04/1990Dundee WestSigned
Roy Hughes24/04/1990Newport EastSigned
Ron Leighton24/04/1990Newham North EastSigned
John McAllion24/04/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/04/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley24/04/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Mike Watson24/04/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Tom Cox25/04/1990TootingSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie25/04/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Norman Godman25/04/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
James Wray25/04/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Peter Pike26/04/1990BurnleySigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Tony Banks27/04/1990Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes30/04/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
George Galloway01/05/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
John Battle01/05/1990Leeds WestSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1990WansbeckSigned
Dawn Primarolo02/05/1990Bristol SouthSigned
John Reid02/05/1990Motherwell NorthSigned
Alice Mahon02/05/1990HalifaxSigned
Eric Martlew08/05/1990CarlisleSigned
Eric Illsley09/05/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Bill Michie09/05/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Paul Boateng17/05/1990Brent SouthSigned
Martyn Jones05/06/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Eddie Loyden07/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ian McCartney07/06/1990MakerfieldSigned

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