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Ellington Pit Ponies

EDM number 683 in 1993-94, proposed by Jack Thompson on 24/02/1994.

That this House, recognising the 300 years of service given to the coal mining industry by ponies taken into coal mines for the whole of their working lives, sometimes extending for more than 25 years, pays tribute to the many thousands of ponies, at one time reaching a maximum of 70,000, who gave loyal and uncomplaining service to coalmining, now ended by the bringing to the surface of the last British Coal-owned pony, Carl, 12 years underground, and his three companions on 24th February 1994, to enjoy a well-earned retirement, who join the 1,100 miners at the colliery who have been forced to lose their jobs because of betrayal of the coal industry by Government and British Coal, and unlike the pit ponies do not look forward to not having the opportunity to go underground in this mine.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs.

Jack Thompson24/02/1994WansbeckProposed
Martin Redmond24/02/1994Don ValleySigned
Kevin Hughes24/02/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
Roland Boyes24/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell24/02/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Jim Cousins24/02/1994Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
John Cummings24/02/1994EasingtonSigned
Bill Etherington24/02/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Tom Cox25/02/1994TootingSigned
Harry Barnes25/02/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Ken Livingstone25/02/1994Brent EastSigned
Bill Michie28/02/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Tony Banks28/02/1994Newham North WestSigned
Tommy Graham28/02/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Norman Godman28/02/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans28/02/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/02/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe28/02/1994LeighSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/02/1994Islington NorthSigned
Michael Connarty28/02/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Milburn28/02/1994DarlingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden28/02/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Peter Hardy28/02/1994WentworthSigned
Bridget Prentice28/02/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Robert Parry28/02/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Max Madden28/02/1994Bradford WestSigned
Dennis Skinner01/03/1994BolsoverSigned
Gerry Steinberg01/03/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Hugh Bayley01/03/1994York, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths01/03/1994BridgendSigned
Jim Dowd01/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Eric Clarke01/03/1994MidlothianSigned
Nigel Jones01/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
John Heppell01/03/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice01/03/1994PendleSigned
Colin Pickthall01/03/1994West LancashireSigned
Alan Meale01/03/1994MansfieldSigned
Jeff Rooker02/03/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Rachel Squire02/03/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Barry Jones02/03/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
Edward O'Hara02/03/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Peter Hain02/03/1994NeathSigned
Eric Illsley03/03/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Mike Hall03/03/1994Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell03/03/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Alice Mahon03/03/1994HalifaxSigned
Allan Rogers03/03/1994RhonddaSigned
Peter Pike03/03/1994BurnleySigned
Ian Davidson04/03/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Andrew Miller07/03/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Andrew Faulds08/03/1994Warley EastSigned
Paddy Tipping08/03/1994SherwoodSigned
Robert Wareing08/03/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Alan Williams10/03/1994Swansea WestSigned
Derek Enright11/03/1994HemsworthSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Martyn Jones22/03/1994Clwyd South WestSigned

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