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Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League

EDM number 475 in 2005-06, proposed by Crispin Blunt on 30/06/2005.

That this House recognises the outstanding contribution made by those servicemen from Commonwealth countries who fought for and alongside the UK in the Second World War; acknowledges that in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, and in West and East Africa there are still many very elderly ex-servicemen and widows in dire need of medical aid, housing, adequate food and other welfare assistance and it is the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League that is helping such Commonwealth veterans who fought for freedom for the UK; further recognises that many were taken prisoner by the Japanese and did not receive an ex-gratia payment from the country they served, unlike their British comrades in arms; acknowledges that in every Commonwealth country there is an ex-service organisation affiliated to the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League which gives grants to those member organisations of the poorer countries who cannot meet all genuine requests for welfare of one form or another; and believes that at the 60th anniversary celebrations of the end of the Second World War this summer the Government should make a grant to the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League to assist it in carrying out its work caring for the veterans of the Commonwealth.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Crispin Blunt30/06/2005ReigateConservativeProposed
Gregory Campbell04/07/2005East LondonderryDUPSeconded
David Taylor04/07/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones04/07/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Bob Russell04/07/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Dismore04/07/2005HendonLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer04/07/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley05/07/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Pelling05/07/2005Croydon CentralConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton05/07/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Michael Weir05/07/2005AngusScottish National PartySigned
Andrew George05/07/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/07/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton05/07/2005GowerLabourSigned
Paul Keetch05/07/2005HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle05/07/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Bob Spink05/07/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
John Hemming06/07/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis06/07/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/07/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds06/07/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alan Meale06/07/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden06/07/2005Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp06/07/2005Houghton and Washington EastLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn06/07/2005JarrowLabourSigned
David Simpson06/07/2005Upper BannDUPSigned
Vincent Cable06/07/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins07/07/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Rob Marris07/07/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Annette Brooke07/07/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins11/07/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/07/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Betty Williams12/07/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss13/07/2005North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington14/07/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/07/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne19/07/2005Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Albert Owen19/07/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
John McDonnell20/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Derek Conway20/07/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell10/10/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
William McCrea10/10/2005South AntrimDUPSigned

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