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Battle Of Arras (1917) - Scottish Memorial Monument

EDM number 541 in 2015-16, proposed by George Kerevan on 20/10/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Military operations and Veterans.

That this House pays tribute to the sacrifice of the 53,000 Scottish soldiers, enlisted in the 9th, 15th and 51st Scottish divisions as well as other Scottish regiments within the Canadian and British divisions, who fought and lost their lives in the Battle of Arras on 9 April 1917; notes that this Battle saw the largest concentration of Scots ever to have fought together, 44 Scottish battalions and seven Scottish-named Canadian battalions; further notes that unlike Scotland, other nations such as Ireland, Wales, Canada, the US, Russia, Australia and South Africa have memorials in France; commends the leadership of the Monument Project Group in the ongoing campaign for the building of a memorial monument in the city of Arras in northern France by public subscription; further commends the members of the committee on the fruitful collaboration with local officials in relation to the establishment of the Scottish monument in the Arras area; and expresses the hope that Mr Ian Thomson's relentless efforts in raising awareness and financial support for the advance of the project will yet bear fruit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

George Kerevan20/10/2015East LothianScottish National PartyProposed
Brendan O'Hara20/10/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Roger Mullin20/10/2015Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley20/10/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Julian Lewis20/10/2015New Forest EastConservativeSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts21/10/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day21/10/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir21/10/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon21/10/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Ian Blackford21/10/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman21/10/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry22/10/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law22/10/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally22/10/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/10/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson22/10/2015East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson22/10/2015Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Neil Gray22/10/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless23/10/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh26/10/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins26/10/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell26/10/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn26/10/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan28/10/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson28/10/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell28/10/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock29/10/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan29/10/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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