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Christian Holy Days And Commercial Activities

EDM number 54 in 2002-03, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 13/11/2002.

That this House notes neither Good Friday nor Christmas Day are included in the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 on the grounds that they are traditional days of rest and worship; further notes that the restrictions under the Sunday Trading Act 1994 do not apply to either of these important days in the Christian calendar; recognises that competitive pressures find many Christians in a position where they feel compelled to work on these days, and that many Christians view commercial activities on these days as showing a disregard and disrespect for their religion; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to review existing legislation relating to the holiest days in the Christian calendar and bring forward change that will protect Christians from being compelled to engage in commercial activities on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Adrian Sanders13/11/2002TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Simon Hughes13/11/2002North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kerry Pollard14/11/2002St AlbansLabourSigned
John Pugh14/11/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Rosindell14/11/2002RomfordConservativeSigned
Andy King14/11/2002Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Colin Breed14/11/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable14/11/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George14/11/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler14/11/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink19/11/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Paul Marsden19/11/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths20/11/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton20/11/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs20/11/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Jim Cunningham20/11/2002Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Brian Cotter20/11/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth20/11/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson20/11/2002Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
David Drew21/11/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Barnes21/11/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ann Cryer25/11/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Bill Tynan26/11/2002Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Tony Colman28/11/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Betty Williams28/11/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Desmond Swayne28/11/2002New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Sandra Gidley28/11/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Luff28/11/2002Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway10/12/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Ann Widdecombe12/12/2002Maidstone & The WealdConservativeSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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