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Queens University Belfast And The National Anthem

EDM number 355 in 1994-95, proposed by Ian Paisley on 11/01/1995.

That this House condemns the action of the senate of Queen's University, Belfast in banning the playing of the National Anthem at graduation ceremonies; believes the banning of this long established tradition displays a total disrepect for the views of most students and the wider community; calls for the decision to be rescinded in view of its partisan, biased and divisive nature; and furthermore rejects the notion that the playing of the National Anthem can be regarded as being detrimental to a neutral working environment, or that graduation ceremonies can be regarded as forming part of the workplace.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ian Paisley11/01/1995North AntrimProposed
Peter Robinson11/01/1995Belfast EastSigned
William McCrea11/01/1995Mid UlsterSigned
Edward Leigh06/02/1995Gainsborough and HorncastleSigned
Neil Hamilton07/02/1995TattonSigned
Vivian Bendall07/02/1995Ilford NorthSigned
Michael Stern07/02/1995Bristol North WestSigned
Ann Winterton07/02/1995CongletonSigned
John Butcher08/02/1995Coventry South WestSigned
Michael Grylls09/02/1995Surrey North WestSigned
Den Dover09/02/1995ChorleySigned
Peter Fry13/02/1995WellingboroughSigned
Phil Gallie17/02/1995AyrSigned
Nicholas Winterton17/02/1995MacclesfieldSigned
Paul Marland21/02/1995Gloucestershire WestSigned
Teddy Taylor24/02/1995Southend EastSigned
Roy Beggs02/03/1995East AntrimSigned
John HoramUnknownWithdrawn

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