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Proposed Disbandment Of The Police Silver Band In Northern Ireland

EDM number 404 in 2002-03, proposed by Jeffrey Donaldson on 17/12/2002.

That this House deplores the decision of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to disband in 2003 the Police Silver Band that was formed in 1922 and has played at the funerals of hundreds of courageous police officers from the Royal Ulster Constabulary who were murdered by terrorists and that also carried out considerable charitable work, often on a cross-community basis; notes the claim that this decision was motivated by the need to have more police officers on operational duty; and calls for the scrapping of the discriminatory 50/50 recruitment policy which is seriously inhibiting the ability of the PSNI, both to attract sufficient new recruits and to employ adequate numbers of civilian staff, which will release more police officers into the district command units.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Jeffrey M Donaldson17/12/2002Lagan ValleyUUPProposed
Iris Robinson17/12/2002StrangfordDUPSigned
Peter Robinson17/12/2002Belfast EastDUPSigned
Martin Smyth17/12/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Lady Hermon17/12/2002North DownUUPSigned
David Burnside17/12/2002South AntrimUUPSigned
Roy Beggs17/12/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Ann Winterton18/12/2002CongletonConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton18/12/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Bob Spink19/12/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Kate Hoey07/01/2003VauxhallLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell09/01/2003RomfordConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton21/01/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell29/01/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned

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