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Public Holidays In Chubut Province

EDM number 1086 in 2009-10, proposed by Hywel Williams on 15/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of International politics and government.

That this House welcomes the efforts of the Chubut Provincial government in Argentina to increase the number of school days in the year, but calls on it to reject plans to scrap provincial holidays on 28 July and 30 April, which celebrate two of the most important events in the development of the modern day Chubut Province, the landing of the first Welsh immigrants in Patagonia on 28 July 1865 and the referendum held on 30 April 1902 in which the predominantly Welsh residents of Cwm Hyfryd decided that the Cordillera de los Andes would remain part of Argentina rather than be transferred to Chile; notes that while both dates are occasions which are of specific importance to the Welsh community in the Chubut Province, they are also important commemorative occasions for Chubut's population as a whole and should remain as provincial holidays; believes that the continued links between Wales and the Chubut are of great cultural importance to residents of both locations; and hopes that the recent actions of the UK Border Agency in preventing Welsh learners from the Chubut from entering the UK has not damaged relationships in any way between Wales and the Chubut.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Hywel Williams15/03/2010CaernarfonPlaid CymruProposed
Elfyn Llwyd15/03/2010Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSeconded
Adam Price15/03/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
John Mason15/03/2010Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley16/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton17/03/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn17/03/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Michael Weir17/03/2010AngusScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil17/03/2010Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Albert Owen18/03/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins24/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Martin Horwood25/03/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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