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Mr Maurice Buck

EDM number 45 in 1991-92, proposed by Chris Mullin on 31/10/1991.

That this House recalls that the officer in overall charge of the investigation which led to the conviction of six innocent men for the Birmingham pub bombings was Assistant Chief Constable Maurice Buck, later Chief Constable of Northampton; also recalls that Mr Buck was present in Queen's Road police station for much of the time that the men were being interrogated and that he saw their condition immediately after interrogation; further recalls that when there was credit to be claimed for this apparently successful investigation Mr Buck was rarely off the nation's television screens; notes that now the Birmingham pub bombings investigations seem a less glorious enterprise, Mr Buck has managed to avoid any association with the case; hopes that any investigation of the Birmingham pub bombings case will not overlook the role of Maurice Buck; and calls on Mr Buck to accept his share of responsibility for the disaster and not to leave less senior officers to carry the can.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Chris Mullin31/10/1991Sunderland SouthProposed
Menzies Campbell31/10/1991Fife North EastSigned
Michael Foot31/10/1991Blaenau GwentSigned
Harry Barnes01/11/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/11/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Evans04/11/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman04/11/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Chris Smith05/11/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Hardy05/11/1991WentworthSigned
Alan Meale05/11/1991MansfieldSigned
Keith Bradley05/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jim Wallace05/11/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Alan Wynne Williams05/11/1991CarmarthenSigned
Tony Banks06/11/1991Newham North WestSigned
Tommy Graham06/11/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Patrick Duffy06/11/1991Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Terry Davis06/11/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Alex Carlile06/11/1991MontgomerySigned
David Lambie06/11/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Eric Illsley06/11/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Robert Parry07/11/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Lewis07/11/1991WorsleySigned
Ron Davies08/11/1991CaerphillySigned
Frank Cook11/11/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Cohen12/11/1991LeytonSigned
Brian Sedgemore14/11/1991Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Ken Livingstone20/11/1991Brent EastSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse21/11/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
John McAllion28/11/1991Dundee EastSigned
Keith Vaz28/11/1991Leicester EastSigned
Ronald Brown05/12/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Eddie Loyden19/12/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Audrey Wise17/02/1992PrestonSigned

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