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Return Of The Lindisfarne Gospels To The North

EDM number 576 in 1996-97, proposed by Joyce Quin on 24/02/1997.

That this House seeks the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to a permanent home in the North of England; notes that the Gospels date from 698 AD and represent the first great religious and cultural achievement which combines the Roman, Celtic and Saxon traditions; notes that they were prepared for the shrine of St. Cuthbert on the island of Lindisfarne, now known as Holy Island, off the North East coast of the then Kingdom of Northumbria; notes that the permanent home of the shrine of St. Cuthbert and the Gospels was, from 995 AD to the Reformation, the great Cathedral of Durham; notes that the brief 1987 and 1996 return of the Gospels to Durham and to Newcastle resulted in large attendances of local people; and therefore calls upon the Secretary of State for National Heritage and the trustees of the British Museum to arrange for the permanent return of the Gospels to the North.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Joyce Quin24/02/1997Gateshead EastProposed
Giles Radice24/02/1997North DurhamSigned
Jack Thompson24/02/1997WansbeckSigned
Gerry Steinberg24/02/1997Durham, City ofSigned
Hilary Armstrong24/02/1997North West DurhamSigned
Derek Foster24/02/1997Bishop AucklandSigned
Bill Etherington24/02/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Jim Cousins24/02/1997Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
David Clelland24/02/1997Tyne BridgeSigned
Richard Caborn24/02/1997Sheffield CentralSigned
Stephen Byers24/02/1997WallsendSigned
Chris Mullin24/02/1997Sunderland SouthSigned
Alan Milburn24/02/1997DarlingtonSigned
Eric Martlew24/02/1997CarlisleSigned
Peter Mandelson24/02/1997HartlepoolSigned
Lynne Jones25/02/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Hugh Bayley25/02/1997York, City ofSigned
Norman Godman25/02/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Andrew Faulds25/02/1997Warley EastSigned
John Evans25/02/1997St Helens NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe25/02/1997LeighSigned
Tom Cox25/02/1997TootingSigned
James Callaghan25/02/1997Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Bill Michie25/02/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey25/02/1997Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion25/02/1997Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone25/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Ernie Ross25/02/1997Dundee WestSigned
Peter Pike25/02/1997BurnleySigned
Max Madden26/02/1997Bradford WestSigned
Tony Banks26/02/1997Newham North WestSigned
Paul Flynn26/02/1997Newport WestSigned
Kenneth Eastham26/02/1997Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ian Davidson26/02/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Eric Clarke26/02/1997MidlothianSigned
Roy Hughes26/02/1997Newport EastSigned
John Home Robertson26/02/1997East LothianSigned
Peter Hardy26/02/1997WentworthSigned
Rachel Squire26/02/1997Dunfermline WestSigned
Alan Meale26/02/1997MansfieldSigned
Alan Howarth27/02/1997Stratford-on-AvonSigned
Harry Barnes27/02/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
John Cummings03/03/1997EasingtonSigned
Colin Pickthall04/03/1997West LancashireSigned
Michael Connarty04/03/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Jean Corston05/03/1997Bristol EastSigned
Jim Wallace05/03/1997Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Mike Hall05/03/1997Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell05/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Denis MacShane05/03/1997RotherhamSigned
Russell Johnston06/03/1997Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Kevin McNamara06/03/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
John Battle06/03/1997Leeds WestSigned
Andrew MacKinlay10/03/1997ThurrockSigned
Roseanna Cunningham10/03/1997Perth and KinrossSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Gapes20/03/1997Ilford SouthSigned
Win Griffiths20/03/1997BridgendSigned

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