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Irish Famine

EDM number 59 in 1997-98, proposed by Harry Barnes on 02/06/1997.

That this House warmly welcomes the Prime Minister's official expression of regret over the role of the British Government at the time of the Great Irish Famine between 1847 and 1850 which caused one million deaths and the emigration of up to two million people; endorses the Prime Minister's belief that the famine was a defining event in the history of Ireland and Britain, with effects that tarnish British-Irish relations to this day; believes that the fact that the then British Government stood aside while a crop failure turned into a massive human tragedy is a powerful indictment of crude laissez-faire economics; further believes that the Prime Minister's considered statement will do much to put a line under the tragedy of the Famine and enable the British and Irish peoples and their governments to build strong and co-operative relations, not least with regard to facilitating an honourable accommodation in Northern Ireland and combating the scourge of Loyalist and Republican terrorism.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Harry Barnes02/06/1997North East DerbyshireLabourProposed
Ernie Ross03/06/1997Dundee WestLabourSigned
Diane Abbott03/06/1997Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Norman Godman03/06/1997Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Ian Davidson03/06/1997Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alice Mahon03/06/1997HalifaxLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone03/06/1997Brent EastLabourSigned
John Cummings03/06/1997EasingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/06/1997Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/06/1997Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/06/1997Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen04/06/1997Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Jean Corston04/06/1997Bristol EastLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin04/06/1997Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Hugh Bayley04/06/1997York, City ofLabourSigned
Lynne Jones05/06/1997Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Audrey Wise05/06/1997PrestonLabourSigned
Alan Williams05/06/1997Carmarthen East & DinefwrLabourSigned
Rudi Vis05/06/1997Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Dennis Turner05/06/1997Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Austin05/06/1997Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie05/06/1997Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham05/06/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Colin Burgon05/06/1997ElmetLabourSigned
Andrew MacKinlay05/06/1997ThurrockLabourSigned
Rachel Squire05/06/1997Dunfermline WestLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/06/1997Newport WestLabourSigned
Huw Edwards06/06/1997MonmouthLabourSigned
Martyn Jones06/06/1997Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Clive Soley09/06/1997Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
David Hinchliffe09/06/1997WakefieldLabourSigned
Tom Cox09/06/1997TootingLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis09/06/1997Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
John Gunnell09/06/1997Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Chris Ruane10/06/1997Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/06/1997Islington NorthLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe10/06/1997Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Mike Gapes10/06/1997Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Wareing10/06/1997Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Dafydd Wigley10/06/1997CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Tommy Graham11/06/1997West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Jon Trickett11/06/1997HemsworthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins11/06/1997TamworthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara12/06/1997Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Michie18/06/1997Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/06/1997Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Tony McWalter24/11/1997Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Clarke27/11/1997Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Harold Best02/12/1997Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Terry Davis04/03/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara11/03/1998Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours18/03/1998WorkingtonLabourSigned
Joe Benton20/03/1998BootleLabourSigned
Calum MacdonaldUnknownWithdrawn

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