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Royal Irish Regiment Home Battalions

EDM number 1107 in 2002-03, proposed by David Burnside on 29/04/2003.

That this House recognises the brave and valuable contribution made by the home service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, formerly the Ulster Defence Regiment, to the peace and security of life and property in Northern Ireland for over thirty years; believes that long-term peace and security in the province requires continuing vigilance and security provided by the continuation of the full operational capability of a minimum of three home battalions made more essential by the recent reduction in police numbers and international demands on army strength; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to retain the Royal Irish Regiment three home battalions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

David Burnside29/04/2003South AntrimUUPProposed
Martin Smyth30/04/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Lady Hermon30/04/2003North DownUUPSigned
Edward Garnier30/04/2003HarboroughConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs30/04/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
David Trimble30/04/2003Upper BannUUPSigned
Nicholas Winterton01/05/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
David Wilshire06/05/2003SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Angela Watkinson06/05/2003UpminsterConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell06/05/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Iris Robinson07/05/2003StrangfordDUPSigned
Bob Spink07/05/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds07/05/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Hugo Swire07/05/2003East DevonConservativeSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson12/05/2003Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Adrian Flook12/05/2003TauntonConservativeSigned
Kate Hoey14/05/2003VauxhallLabourSigned
Quentin Davies21/05/2003Grantham & StamfordConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell16/06/2003RomfordConservativeSigned

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