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Royal Irish Regiment

EDM number 1141 in 2002-03, proposed by Iris Robinson on 06/05/2003.

That this House calls upon the Government to recognise the tremendous bravery and professionalism of the members of the Royal Irish Regiment; congratulates those members of the RIR who have successfully been involved in coalition efforts to free Iraq from Saddam Hussein's control; notes with deep concern the recently released joint declaration by the British Government and the Government of the Irish Republic, supported by the Ulster Unionist Party negotiators, which indicates that the Royal Irish Regiment Home Battalions are to be disbanded; and warns the Government not to repeat the mistake it made when the RUC was sacrificed to pander to Irish Republican demands; and calls upon the Government to publicly safeguard the future of the Regiment at its present strength.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Iris Robinson06/05/2003StrangfordDUPProposed
Peter Robinson06/05/2003Belfast EastDUPSigned
Ian Paisley06/05/2003North AntrimDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell06/05/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds06/05/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Mike Hancock07/05/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/05/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Bob Spink08/05/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton08/05/2003CongletonConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones22/05/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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