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Compensation For Injured Grenadiers

EDM number 776 in 1990-91, proposed by Ray Powell on 30/04/1991.

That this House, conscious of the fact that real care for the men and women of our armed forces has enabled our country to rely, even to the point of ultimate sacrifice, upon their loyalty, steadfastness and efficiency in times of grave national threat, is astounded to note that, when digging a trench during an official Army exercise in Canada in July 1989, three men of the Grenadier Guards (Adrian Hicks, John Ray and Sean Povey) detonated a six year old unexploded shell which not only rendered them limbless but caused them such grievous wounds that Guardsman Ray and Guardsman Povey are still, after almost two years, in receipt of hospital treatment; notes that the Ministry of Defence find themselves unable, on the grounds of unattributable negligence, to pay compensation; and calls upon the Prime Minister to review this case personally and to ensure that, regardless of the possible legal responsibility of some unknown nation who failed to `clear' the shell some six years previously, Her Majesty's Government is seen to follow truly a policy that shows an appreciation of human understanding, human dignity and the value of a human life on earth by awarding generous compensation and a return of the accumulated legal costs to these youthful British Grenadiers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 164 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Raymond Powell01/05/1991OgmoreProposed
Winston Churchill01/05/1991DavyhulmeSigned
Sam Galbraith01/05/1991Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned
Bruce George01/05/1991Walsall SouthSigned
John Hannam01/05/1991ExeterSigned
Jack Aspinwall01/05/1991WansdykeSigned
Tony Banks01/05/1991Newham North WestSigned
Henry Bellingham01/05/1991North West NorfolkSigned
Gerard Vaughan01/05/1991Reading EastSigned
John Wilkinson01/05/1991Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
Ann Winterton01/05/1991CongletonSigned
Alex Carlile01/05/1991MontgomerySigned
Rhodes Boyson01/05/1991Brent NorthSigned
Marion Roe01/05/1991BroxbourneSigned
David Shaw01/05/1991DoverSigned
Tim Smith01/05/1991BeaconsfieldSigned
Ralph Howell01/05/1991North NorfolkSigned
Andrew Hunter01/05/1991BasingstokeSigned
Russell Johnston01/05/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
James Kilfedder01/05/1991North DownSigned
Ivan Lawrence01/05/1991BurtonSigned
Roger Moate01/05/1991FavershamSigned
Emma Nicholson01/05/1991Torridge & West DevonSigned
Nicholas Winterton02/05/1991MacclesfieldSigned
David Knox02/05/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Peter Hardy07/05/1991WentworthSigned
Michael Mates07/05/1991East HampshireSigned
Michael Morris07/05/1991Northampton SouthSigned
David Winnick07/05/1991Walsall NorthSigned
John Battle08/05/1991Leeds WestSigned
Ian Grist08/05/1991Cardiff CentralSigned
John Taylor09/05/1991StrangfordSigned
Roy Beggs09/05/1991East AntrimSigned
Ronnie Fearn09/05/1991SouthportSigned
Michael Colvin09/05/1991Romsey and WatersideSigned
Edward O'Hara09/05/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Alan Meale09/05/1991MansfieldSigned
Willie Ross09/05/1991East LondonderrySigned
Jack Thompson10/05/1991WansbeckSigned
Jim Wallace13/05/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Harry Greenway15/05/1991Ealing NorthSigned
Jonathan Aitken15/05/1991South ThanetSigned
Michael Grylls15/05/1991Surrey North WestSigned
Jacques Arnold15/05/1991GraveshamSigned
Teresa Gorman15/05/1991BillericaySigned
Norman Godman15/05/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Christopher Gill15/05/1991LudlowSigned
George Gardiner15/05/1991ReigateSigned
Marcus Fox15/05/1991ShipleySigned
George Foulkes15/05/1991Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Spencer Batiste15/05/1991ElmetSigned
Vivian Bendall15/05/1991Ilford NorthSigned
Richard Body15/05/1991Holland with BostonSigned
James Wray15/05/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Mark Wolfson15/05/1991SevenoaksSigned
Bowen Wells15/05/1991Hertford & StortfordSigned
John Watts15/05/1991SloughSigned
John Ward15/05/1991PooleSigned
Bill Walker15/05/1991North TaysideSigned
George Walden15/05/1991BuckinghamSigned
Neville Trotter15/05/1991TynemouthSigned
Peter Temple-Morris15/05/1991LeominsterSigned
Andrew Bowden15/05/1991Brighton, KemptownSigned
Nicholas Fairbairn15/05/1991Perth and KinrossSigned
Margaret Ewing15/05/1991MoraySigned
Anthony Meyer15/05/1991Clwyd North WestSigned
Jill Knight15/05/1991Birmingham, EdgbastonSigned
Greville Janner15/05/1991Leicester WestSigned
Geraint Howells15/05/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
David Howell15/05/1991GuildfordSigned
James Hill15/05/1991Southampton, TestSigned
Roger Sims15/05/1991ChislehurstSigned
Jim Sillars15/05/1991Glasgow, GovanSigned
Timothy Raison15/05/1991AylesburySigned
Giles Radice15/05/1991North DurhamSigned
James Pawsey15/05/1991Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Terry Lewis15/05/1991WorsleySigned
Paul Marland15/05/1991Gloucestershire WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/05/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Den Dover15/05/1991ChorleySigned
Dick Douglas15/05/1991Dunfermline WestSigned
Geoffrey Dickens15/05/1991Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Edwina Currie15/05/1991South DerbyshireSigned
James Couchman15/05/1991GillinghamSigned
Derek Conway15/05/1991Shrewsbury & AtchamSigned
Bill Cash15/05/1991StaffordSigned
Gordon Oakes15/05/1991HaltonSigned
Michael Martin15/05/1991Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
David Marshall15/05/1991Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Peter Fry16/05/1991WellingboroughSigned
Roger Gale16/05/1991North ThanetSigned
John Garrett16/05/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Mildred Gordon16/05/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
John Gorst16/05/1991Hendon NorthSigned
Anthony Grant16/05/1991Cambridge South WestSigned
Richard Alexander16/05/1991NewarkSigned
Douglas French16/05/1991GloucesterSigned
Clifford Forsythe16/05/1991South AntrimSigned
David Evennett16/05/1991Erith and CrayfordSigned
Alexander Eadie16/05/1991MidlothianSigned
Alistair Darling16/05/1991Edinburgh CentralSigned
James Cran16/05/1991BeverleySigned
Tom Cox16/05/1991TootingSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/05/1991Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen16/05/1991LeytonSigned
John Carlisle16/05/1991Luton NorthSigned
Michael Alison16/05/1991SelbySigned
Rupert Allason16/05/1991TorbaySigned
George Younger16/05/1991AyrSigned
Alan Williams16/05/1991Swansea WestSigned
Jerry Wiggin16/05/1991Weston-Super-MareSigned
John Wheeler16/05/1991Westminster NorthSigned
Gary Waller16/05/1991KeighleySigned
Keith Vaz16/05/1991Leicester EastSigned
Patrick Thompson16/05/1991Norwich NorthSigned
Teddy Taylor16/05/1991Southend EastSigned
Nicholas Bonsor16/05/1991UpminsterSigned
John Blackburn16/05/1991Dudley WestSigned
Stuart Bell16/05/1991MiddlesbroughSigned
Alan Beith16/05/1991Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Robert Banks16/05/1991HarrogateSigned
Joe Ashton16/05/1991BassetlawSigned
David Ashby16/05/1991North West LeicestershireSigned
Keith Hampson16/05/1991Leeds North WestSigned
William McCrea16/05/1991Mid UlsterSigned
John Butcher16/05/1991Coventry South WestSigned
Robert Hughes16/05/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Robert Hicks16/05/1991South East CornwallSigned
Jerry Hayes16/05/1991HarlowSigned
Alan Haselhurst16/05/1991Saffron WaldenSigned
Michael Spicer16/05/1991Worcestershire SouthSigned
Keith Speed16/05/1991AshfordSigned
Nigel Spearing16/05/1991Newham SouthSigned
Martin Smyth16/05/1991Belfast SouthSigned
Dudley Smith16/05/1991Warwick & LeamingtonSigned
Trevor Skeet16/05/1991Bedfordshire NorthSigned
Peter Shore16/05/1991Bethnal Green and StepneySigned
Brian Sedgemore16/05/1991Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Ernie Ross16/05/1991Dundee WestSigned
Tim Rathbone16/05/1991LewesSigned
William Powell16/05/1991CorbySigned
Barry Porter16/05/1991Wirral SouthSigned
Simon Hughes16/05/1991Southwark and BermondseySigned
John Hunt16/05/1991RavensbourneSigned
Alistair Burt16/05/1991Bury NorthSigned
Ronald Brown16/05/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Ian Paisley16/05/1991North AntrimSigned
Anthony Nelson16/05/1991ChichesterSigned
Chris Mullin16/05/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
James Molyneaux16/05/1991Lagan ValleySigned
Austin Mitchell16/05/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Iain Mills16/05/1991MeridenSigned
Henry McLeish16/05/1991Central FifeSigned
Adam Ingram16/05/1991East KilbrideSigned
Ken Livingstone16/05/1991Brent EastSigned
Richard Luce16/05/1991ShorehamSigned
Ken Maginnis16/05/1991Fermanagh & South TyroneSigned
John McAllion16/05/1991Dundee EastSigned
Thomas McAvoy16/05/1991Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
William McKelvey16/05/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Elizabeth Peacock16/05/1991Batley & SpenSigned
Anthony Durant21/05/1991Reading WestSigned
Tommy Graham21/05/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Win Griffiths22/05/1991BridgendSigned

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