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25th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday And The Need To Re-Examine The Events Of That Day

EDM number 461 in 1996-97, proposed by John Hume on 29/01/1997.

That this House unequivocally and totally condemns all violence; recalls the then Prime Minister's, the Right honourable Member for Bexley, strictures to Lord Widgery, the Lord Chief Justice, on 1st February 1972 that 'it had to be remembered that we were in Northern Ireland fighting not only a military war but a propaganda war' and that the Lord Chief Justice said that 'the Tribunal would be asked to enquire into what happened, and not motives' and 'it would help if the inquiry could be restricted to what actually happened in those four minutes when men were shot and killed; this would enable the Tribunal to confine evidence to eye witnesses'; and calls upon the Government to reopen the inquiry to examine the Army's radio traffic recorded by Mr James de Wint-Porter at the time of the shootings, the medical evidence which suggests that some of the victims were shot from the walls of Derry rather than ground level and whilst recalling the Prime Minister's statement that the Bloody Sunday Dead were innocent, now calls upon the Prime Minister to repudiate all of the findings of the Widgery Tribunal and to recognise that having a full examination of all the relevant evidence including the Army's radio traffic, the fresh medical evidence and unexamined written statements of witnesses is the best way to exorcise the bitter memories of 25 years.

This motion has been signed by a total of 88 MPs.

John Hume29/01/1997FoyleProposed
Bill O'Brien29/01/1997NormantonSigned
Max Madden29/01/1997Bradford WestSigned
Bill Olner29/01/1997NuneatonSigned
Richard Burden29/01/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
James Callaghan29/01/1997Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/01/1997Blyth ValleySigned
Ann Clwyd29/01/1997Cynon ValleySigned
Harry Cohen29/01/1997LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/01/1997Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston29/01/1997Bristol EastSigned
Tom Cox29/01/1997TootingSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe29/01/1997LeighSigned
Terry Davis29/01/1997Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Brian H Donohoe29/01/1997Cunninghame SouthSigned
Kenneth Eastham29/01/1997Manchester, BlackleySigned
Andrew Faulds29/01/1997Warley EastSigned
Paul Flynn29/01/1997Newport WestSigned
Maria Fyfe29/01/1997Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Neil Gerrard29/01/1997WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman29/01/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Irene Adams29/01/1997Paisley NorthSigned
Joe Ashton29/01/1997BassetlawSigned
Tony Banks29/01/1997Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes29/01/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Bermingham29/01/1997St Helens SouthSigned
Roger Berry29/01/1997KingswoodSigned
Stephen Timms29/01/1997Newham North EastSigned
Harold Walker29/01/1997Doncaster CentralSigned
David Winnick29/01/1997Walsall NorthSigned
James Wray29/01/1997Glasgow ProvanSigned
Kevin McNamara29/01/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Colin Pickthall29/01/1997West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike29/01/1997BurnleySigned
Robert Parry29/01/1997Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Gordon Prentice29/01/1997PendleSigned
Ken Purchase29/01/1997Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Stuart Randall29/01/1997Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Allan Rogers29/01/1997RhonddaSigned
Terry Rooney29/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Brian Sedgemore29/01/1997Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Dennis Skinner29/01/1997BolsoverSigned
Nigel Spearing29/01/1997Newham SouthSigned
Joseph Hendron29/01/1997Belfast WestSigned
Keith Hill29/01/1997StreathamSigned
David Hinchliffe29/01/1997WakefieldSigned
Seamus Mallon29/01/1997Newry & ArmaghSigned
John Home Robertson29/01/1997East LothianSigned
Chris Mullin29/01/1997Sunderland SouthSigned
Eddie McGrady29/01/1997South DownSigned
John McAllion29/01/1997Dundee EastSigned
David Marshall29/01/1997Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Alice Mahon29/01/1997HalifaxSigned
Andrew MacKinlay29/01/1997ThurrockSigned
Eddie Loyden29/01/1997Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Terry Lewis29/01/1997WorsleySigned
Piara S Khabra29/01/1997Ealing, SouthallSigned
Gerald Kaufman29/01/1997Manchester, GortonSigned
Martyn Jones29/01/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Greville Janner29/01/1997Leicester WestSigned
Helen Jackson29/01/1997Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Ernie Ross30/01/1997Dundee WestSigned
Lynne Jones30/01/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
William McKelvey30/01/1997Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Austin Mitchell30/01/1997Great GrimsbySigned
Robert Wareing30/01/1997Liverpool, West DerbySigned
John Gunnell03/02/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Ken Livingstone03/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Bill Michie04/02/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Dennis Turner04/02/1997Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley04/02/1997CaernarfonSigned
Alan Wynne Williams04/02/1997CarmarthenSigned
Alan Meale05/02/1997MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke05/02/1997MidlothianSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Joe Benton05/02/1997BootleSigned
Mike Watson05/02/1997Glasgow CentralSigned
John Heppell06/02/1997Nottingham EastSigned
Jack Thompson06/02/1997WansbeckSigned
Mike Hall06/02/1997Warrington SouthSigned
Denis MacShane06/02/1997RotherhamSigned
Rachel Squire10/02/1997Dunfermline WestSigned
Audrey Wise10/02/1997PrestonSigned
Michael Connarty11/02/1997Falkirk EastSigned
John McWilliam13/02/1997BlaydonSigned
Win Griffiths13/02/1997BridgendSigned
Margaret Ewing27/02/1997MoraySigned
Andrew Welsh05/03/1997Angus EastSigned

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