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Historic Counties Of The United Kingdom

EDM number 1550 in 2001-02, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 03/07/2002.

That this House recognises that the historic counties of the United Kingdom are an important part of history, geography and cultural life of the nation; believes that the United Kingdom requires a fixed popular geographical framework, that is divorced from the ever changing local government boundaries, instead being rooted in history, public understanding and commonly held notions of community and identity; believes also that the historic counties are the only choice for such a geographical framework; and urges Her Majesty's Government to direct the Ordnance Survey to properly mark the boundaries of the historic counties on its maps; to produce regulations which will ensure that the boundaries of all the historic counties are clearly marked by appropriate boundary signs at places where they cross major highways; to amend local government terminology so that the word county, as it applies to local government areas, is amended to the more appropriate phrase 'administrative county' and to return the ceremonial office of lord-lieutenant to the areas of the historic counties.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Andrew Rosindell03/07/2002RomfordConservativeProposed
Hugo Swire04/07/2002East DevonConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton04/07/2002CongletonConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton08/07/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
John Randall09/07/2002UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis09/07/2002New Forest EastConservativeSigned
David Wilshire10/07/2002SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell10/07/2002East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ian Paisley10/07/2002North AntrimDUPSigned
Iris Robinson10/07/2002StrangfordDUPSigned
Peter Luff11/07/2002Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs11/07/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Bob Spink16/07/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Jonathan Djanogly16/07/2002HuntingdonConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant18/07/2002LichfieldConservativeSigned
Brian Mawhinney22/07/2002North West CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
John Pugh23/07/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams24/09/2002Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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