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EDM number 792 in 1999-00, proposed by Lindsay Hoyle on 05/06/2000.

That this House notes the release of the feature film U571 in the UK, which purports to tell the tale of the capture by the United States Navy of a Nazi submarine during World War II, with the intention of retrieving an Enigma code machine and code books, and that this story is entirely fictional; notes that the capture of the Enigma machine actually took place in May 1941 when the British destroyer HMS 'Bulldog', commanded by Captain Joe Baker Cresswell, disabled and seized submarine U-110, after which members of its crew, led by Lt. Davide Balme and including, amongst others, Chief Engineering Officer G.E. Dodds, then risked their lives to board the stricken submarine, facing the danger that it might sink at any time; notes that members of the boarding party were decorated for their heroism in retrieving the encoding device and that King George VI described their actions as perhaps the most important single event in the war at sea; and regrets that Hollywood has chosen to distort the truth and detract from the valour of the British sailors concerned by appropriating the story for its own financial gain.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Lindsay Hoyle05/06/2000ChorleyLabourProposed
David Crausby05/06/2000Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/06/2000LeighLabourSigned
Norman Baker06/06/2000LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Clarke06/06/2000MidlothianLabourSigned
Paul Marsden06/06/2000Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden06/06/2000Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch06/06/2000HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones06/06/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell06/06/2000ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Michie07/06/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
David Chidgey07/06/2000EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham07/06/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe07/06/2000Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Norman Godman07/06/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore08/06/2000HendonLabourSigned
David Borrow08/06/2000South RibbleLabourSigned
Win Griffiths08/06/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Ian Davidson08/06/2000Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Clark08/06/2000South ShieldsLabourSigned
John McWilliam08/06/2000BlaydonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley08/06/2000Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Tony Colman08/06/2000PutneyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/06/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed09/06/2000South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon12/06/2000Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar12/06/2000Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Joan Humble13/06/2000Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Stephen Ladyman13/06/2000South ThanetLabourSigned
David Taylor13/06/2000North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian Cotter14/06/2000Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin14/06/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew George15/06/2000St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis15/06/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Brian White15/06/2000North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Peter Brand19/06/2000Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson21/06/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/06/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar18/07/2000Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/07/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Irene Adams27/07/2000Paisley NorthLabourSigned

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