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V.e. Day Holiday In Scotland

EDM number 871 in 1994-95, proposed by Michael Connarty on 22/03/1995.

That this House is deeply concerned that the intention of the Royal Proclamation of 22nd June 1994, that 8th May 1995 should be a Bank Holiday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of V.E. Day, is being undermined in Scotland; notes that unlike other parts of the United Kingdom 1st May is an annual Bank Holiday fixed by statute for Scotland; notes that in a letter of 22nd February 1995, replying to a question to the Prime Minister by the honourable Member for Falkirk East, the Department of the Environment stated `In Scotland the anniversary will be marked by an additional day's Bank Holiday for this year only'; notes, however, that it appears that correspondence between the then Minister for Industry and Local Government in the Scottish Office, the honourable Member for Eastwood, and CBI Scotland encouraged employers to treat 8th May 1995 as a replacement for the 1st May public holiday; notes that this had led some employers such as the Post Office to withdraw the traditional May Day holiday on 1st May and substitute 8th May, in effect forcing employees to pay for their own V.E. Day holiday; and urges public and private companies to negotiate an additional holiday on 8th May so that Scots can celebrate the anniversary of the peace won by the sacrifices of so many. (Relevant registered interest declared)

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

Michael Connarty22/03/1995Falkirk EastProposed
Nigel Griffiths22/03/1995Edinburgh SouthSigned
Clive Betts22/03/1995Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Harry Barnes22/03/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Peter Hain22/03/1995NeathSigned
Tommy Graham22/03/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Maria Fyfe22/03/1995Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
George Foulkes22/03/1995Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
John Cummings22/03/1995EasingtonSigned
Judith Church22/03/1995DagenhamSigned
Ronnie Campbell22/03/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Anne Campbell22/03/1995CambridgeSigned
Calum MacDonald22/03/1995Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Bridget Prentice22/03/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Ken Purchase22/03/1995Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Nick Raynsford22/03/1995GreenwichSigned
Barbara Roche22/03/1995Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Kate Hoey22/03/1995VauxhallSigned
Norman Hogg22/03/1995Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Tessa Jowell22/03/1995DulwichSigned
Archy Kirkwood22/03/1995Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Helen Liddell22/03/1995Monklands EastSigned
Estelle Morris22/03/1995Birmingham, YardleySigned
Dennis Turner23/03/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Hugh Bayley23/03/1995York, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths23/03/1995BridgendSigned
Barry Jones23/03/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Norman Godman23/03/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans23/03/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Jim Dowd23/03/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Bill Michie23/03/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ken Livingstone23/03/1995Brent EastSigned
Robert Hughes23/03/1995Aberdeen NorthSigned
Martin Redmond23/03/1995Don ValleySigned
Gordon Prentice23/03/1995PendleSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie23/03/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Malcolm Bruce24/03/1995GordonSigned
John McFall27/03/1995DumbartonSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Malcolm Chisholm28/03/1995Edinburgh LeithSigned
Peter Hardy28/03/1995WentworthSigned
Jean Corston29/03/1995Bristol EastSigned
Margaret Ewing29/03/1995MoraySigned
Mike Hall29/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Jack Thompson29/03/1995WansbeckSigned
James Wray29/03/1995Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Ian Davidson30/03/1995Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jim Wallace19/04/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Audrey Wise19/04/1995PrestonSigned
Mike Watson20/04/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Russell Johnston09/05/1995Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned

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