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EDM number 849 in 1990-91, proposed by Ray Powell on 16/05/1991.

That this House, conscious of the fact that the loyalty, steadfastness and battle efficiency, engendered in British teeth arms soldiers by the family spirit of the regimental system has served the country in a decisive manner in times of grave national threat over some three centuries, recognises that the adoption of a corps of infantry has had serious detrimental effects upon the battlefield morale of other armies; notes that, whilst performing their tasks magnificently, the teeth arms were never put fully to test under fire in the Gulf War; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government not to consider replacing the regimental system, or even eroding it by a policy of trickle posting, until a comprehensive defence review covering roles, structure and training establishments shows that it can either be adapted or replaced by a system that will prove better, not merely in times of peace, but in war.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Raymond Powell17/05/1991OgmoreProposed
Russell Johnston17/05/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Rhodes Boyson17/05/1991Brent NorthSigned
Winston Churchill17/05/1991DavyhulmeSigned
David Knox20/05/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Tommy Graham21/05/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Peter Viggers21/05/1991GosportSigned
Patrick Thompson21/05/1991Norwich NorthSigned
Richard Body21/05/1991Holland with BostonSigned
Roy Beggs21/05/1991East AntrimSigned
David Atkinson21/05/1991Bournemouth EastSigned
Jacques Arnold21/05/1991GraveshamSigned
John Hannam21/05/1991ExeterSigned
Michael Grylls21/05/1991Surrey North WestSigned
Bruce George21/05/1991Walsall SouthSigned
Clifford Forsythe21/05/1991South AntrimSigned
James Cran21/05/1991BeverleySigned
Nicholas Soames21/05/1991CrawleySigned
Michael Spicer21/05/1991Worcestershire SouthSigned
James Hill21/05/1991Southampton, TestSigned
Toby Jessel21/05/1991TwickenhamSigned
Richard Livsey21/05/1991Brecon and RadnorSigned
Paul Marland21/05/1991Gloucestershire WestSigned
Iain Mills21/05/1991MeridenSigned
Roger Moate21/05/1991FavershamSigned
John Carlisle21/05/1991Luton NorthSigned
Michael Colvin21/05/1991Romsey and WatersideSigned
Stephen Day21/05/1991CheadleSigned
Patrick McNair-Wilson22/05/1991New ForestSigned
Michael Morris22/05/1991Northampton SouthSigned
Derek Conway22/05/1991Shrewsbury & AtchamSigned
Geoffrey Dickens22/05/1991Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Nicholas Bonsor22/05/1991UpminsterSigned
John Taylor22/05/1991StrangfordSigned
John Cummings03/06/1991EasingtonSigned
William Powell04/06/1991CorbySigned
Willie Ross11/06/1991East LondonderrySigned
Alex Carlile20/06/1991MontgomerySigned

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