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Alan Turing

EDM number 66 in 2004-05, proposed by Sue Doughty on 23/11/2004.

That this House welcomes the commemoration of the life and achievements of Alan Turing, brought up in Guildford and a one-time academic at Cambridge University, Princeton University, the National Physical Laboratory and Manchester University, by the unveiling of a sculpture by John W. Mills at the University of Surrey; also welcomes the establishment of the Alan Turing Institute at the University of Manchester in 2004; expresses its admiration for his achievements as inventor of the machine which cracked the Enigma code and the founder of computer science; acknowledges his vital contribution to the Battle of the Atlantic in particular and to Britain's war effort in general through his work at Bletchley Park; notes his untimely death by suicide two years after being prosecuted for his homosexuality and prevented from continuing his work at Bletchley Park; and supports efforts by the Government and campaigners to further the progress that has taken place in Britain since Turing's tragic death towards understanding and acceptance of homosexuality.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Sue Doughty23/11/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratProposed
Ian Gibson23/11/2004Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Richard Allan23/11/2004Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White23/11/2004North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Mike Hancock24/11/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt24/11/2004Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis24/11/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Desmond Turner24/11/2004Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
David Taylor24/11/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew George24/11/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore24/11/2004HendonLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/11/2004GowerLabourSigned
Rob Marris24/11/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd24/11/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Paul Keetch24/11/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon24/11/2004Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Paul Holmes24/11/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Colman25/11/2004PutneyLabourSigned
Julian Lewis29/11/2004New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley29/11/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John McDonnell30/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Graham Stringer30/11/2004Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Anne Campbell30/11/2004CambridgeLabourSigned
Alistair Burt30/11/2004North East BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Kevin McNamara30/11/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/11/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Keith Bradley30/11/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick01/12/2004PrestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer01/12/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley01/12/2004RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths01/12/2004BridgendLabourSigned
John Austin02/12/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Patsy Calton02/12/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Huw Edwards06/12/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
John Barrett07/12/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Sedgemore09/12/2004Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Alan Simpson14/12/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes21/12/2004Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Smith27/01/2005West Aberdeenshire & KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
Parmjit Gill09/02/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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