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Conduct Of The Honourable Member For Dover And The Herald Of Free Enterprise

EDM number 606 in 1996-97, proposed by David Jamieson on 04/03/1997.

That this House notes with regret that the honourable Member for Dover has refused to withdraw his deplorable comment that 'There was one simple, basic reason why the 'Herald of Free Enterprise' went down - alcoholism among certain members of the crew'; reminds the House that the investigation into the disaster by Mr Justice Sheen found no evidence that alcohol misuse was in any way connected to the sinking of the ferry; hopes that the honourable Member for Dover will take the opportunity to apologise to the families of those who died for his insensitive comments; notes that 6th March 1997 marks the 10th anniversary of the 'Herald of Free Enterprise' tragedy and sends its condolences to the families and friends of all those who died; and remembers the heroic and gallant rescue attempts by the crew, many of whom lost their lives.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

David Jamieson04/03/1997Plymouth, DevonportProposed
Colin Pickthall04/03/1997West LancashireSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/03/1997Durham, City ofSigned
Neil Gerrard04/03/1997WalthamstowSigned
Bill Olner04/03/1997NuneatonSigned
Edward O'Hara04/03/1997Knowsley SouthSigned
Andrew MacKinlay04/03/1997ThurrockSigned
Margaret Hodge04/03/1997BarkingSigned
Harry Barnes05/03/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall05/03/1997Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell05/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Norman Godman05/03/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans05/03/1997St Helens NorthSigned
Terry Davis05/03/1997Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ian Davidson05/03/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Tom Cox05/03/1997TootingSigned
Jean Corston05/03/1997Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Bill Michie05/03/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale05/03/1997MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey05/03/1997Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion05/03/1997Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone05/03/1997Brent EastSigned
Helen Jackson05/03/1997Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Dennis Skinner05/03/1997BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross05/03/1997Dundee WestSigned
David Hanson05/03/1997DelynSigned
Eric Clarke05/03/1997MidlothianSigned
John Battle06/03/1997Leeds WestSigned
Hugh Bayley06/03/1997York, City ofSigned
Bill Etherington06/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Angela Eagle06/03/1997WallaseySigned
Alice Mahon06/03/1997HalifaxSigned
Lynne Jones06/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Brian Jenkins06/03/1997Staffordshire South EastSigned
Bridget Prentice06/03/1997Lewisham EastSigned
Kevin McNamara06/03/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Rachel Squire10/03/1997Dunfermline WestSigned
Andrew Faulds10/03/1997Warley EastSigned
Tony Banks10/03/1997Newham North WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe11/03/1997LeighSigned
Nick Ainger11/03/1997PembrokeSigned
Robert Hughes11/03/1997Aberdeen NorthSigned
Robert Parry11/03/1997Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Maria Fyfe12/03/1997Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mike Watson12/03/1997Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Williams12/03/1997Swansea WestSigned
Eric Illsley13/03/1997Barnsley CentralSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
John Heppell18/03/1997Nottingham EastSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Gapes20/03/1997Ilford SouthSigned

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