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War Toys

EDM number 80 in 1996-97, proposed by Tony Banks on 28/10/1996.

That this House notes with regret in the run-up to Christmas the concentrated advertising campaign on television directed at children to sell stereotyped toys; believe that encouraging boys to want war toys and other violent games is the start of a process of brutalisation which leads on to all the undesirable behaviour patterns exhibited by so many males in later life; calls for a ban on advertising war toys, together with a study into the likely connection between such toys and male violence; congratulates Selfridges on its decision not to sell toy hand guns; and encourages all parents not to purchase war toys or games portraying violence as Christmas presents.

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

Tony Banks28/10/1996Newham North WestProposed
Max Madden28/10/1996Bradford WestSigned
Jon Trickett28/10/1996HemsworthSigned
Harry Barnes28/10/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall28/10/1996Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell28/10/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Norman Godman28/10/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Paul Flynn28/10/1996Newport WestSigned
Bill Etherington28/10/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe28/10/1996LeighSigned
John Cummings28/10/1996EasingtonSigned
Tom Cox28/10/1996TootingSigned
Jean Corston28/10/1996Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/10/1996Islington NorthSigned
Bill Michie28/10/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Robert Parry28/10/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Rooney28/10/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Ernie Ross28/10/1996Dundee WestSigned
Nick Harvey28/10/1996North DevonSigned
Lynne Jones28/10/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone28/10/1996Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden28/10/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Denis MacShane28/10/1996RotherhamSigned
John McAllion28/10/1996Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey28/10/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Michael Clapham28/10/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Colin Pickthall29/10/1996West LancashireSigned
John Battle29/10/1996Leeds WestSigned
Andrew Faulds29/10/1996Warley EastSigned
Kenneth Eastham29/10/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ian Davidson29/10/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/10/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Roy Hughes29/10/1996Newport EastSigned
John Heppell29/10/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Dennis Skinner29/10/1996BolsoverSigned
Michael Connarty29/10/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Jack Thompson30/10/1996WansbeckSigned
Eric Clarke30/10/1996MidlothianSigned
Gordon Oakes30/10/1996HaltonSigned
Alan Meale30/10/1996MansfieldSigned
Joan Lestor30/10/1996EcclesSigned
Eric Illsley30/10/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Keith Bradley31/10/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ann Clwyd31/10/1996Cynon ValleySigned
Nigel Jones04/11/1996CheltenhamSigned
Anne Campbell05/11/1996CambridgeSigned
Tommy Graham06/11/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Terry Davis13/11/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Piara S Khabra14/11/1996Ealing, SouthallSigned
Win Griffiths21/11/1996BridgendSigned
Allan Rogers03/12/1996RhonddaSigned
Margaret Hodge05/12/1996BarkingSigned

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