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Scottish History Department, Edinburgh University

EDM number 623 in 1991-92, proposed by Nigel Griffiths on 05/02/1992.

That this House notes with dismay the decision of the University of Edinburgh to freeze the chair of Scottish history; notes that the chair of Russian is frozen until 1995 and the department reduced to two full-time members; regrets that currently 30 out of 100 established professorial chairs are vacant at Edinburgh, including astronomy, bacteriology (medical microbiology), conservative dentistry, crop production, English and African literature, molecular parasitology, natural philosophy, oral surgery, orthopaedic surgery, Russian, Scottish history, statistics, and tropical animal health; deplores the fact that Edinburgh University shares with all other universities severe financial hardship as a result of government policies; and calls on the Government to ensure that the university has the necessary funding to fill professorial chairs and fulfil its role as a leading centre of learning.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Nigel Griffiths05/02/1992Edinburgh SouthProposed
Maria Fyfe05/02/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mike Watson05/02/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Gavin Strang05/02/1992Edinburgh EastSigned
Irene Adams05/02/1992Paisley NorthSigned
Norman Godman05/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Alistair Darling05/02/1992Edinburgh CentralSigned
Bob Cryer05/02/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Tom Clarke05/02/1992Monklands WestSigned
Alex Carlile05/02/1992MontgomerySigned
Ronald Brown05/02/1992Edinburgh LeithSigned
William McKelvey05/02/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion05/02/1992Dundee EastSigned
Robert Hughes05/02/1992Aberdeen NorthSigned
John Home Robertson05/02/1992East LothianSigned
Ernie Ross05/02/1992Dundee WestSigned
John Reid05/02/1992Motherwell NorthSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/02/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Dennis Turner06/02/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes06/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans06/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie06/02/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings06/02/1992EasingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/02/1992Islington NorthSigned
Bill Michie06/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale06/02/1992MansfieldSigned
Alice Mahon06/02/1992HalifaxSigned
Adam Ingram06/02/1992East KilbrideSigned
Eric Illsley06/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Dennis Skinner06/02/1992BolsoverSigned
Frank Cook06/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Chris Smith07/02/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Russell Johnston10/02/1992Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Ian McCartney10/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Harry Cohen11/02/1992LeytonSigned
Andrew Faulds11/02/1992Warley EastSigned
Harry Ewing11/02/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Robert Parry11/02/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Edward O'Hara12/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Paul Flynn12/02/1992Newport WestSigned
Jack Thompson12/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise17/02/1992PrestonSigned
Frank Doran20/02/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jim Wallace27/02/1992Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned

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