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2764Early Day Motion: Tristan

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  • Bob Conrich
    May 8, 2014
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      House of Commons
      Early day motion 1316

      Session: 2013-14
      Date tabled: 7 May 2014
      Primary sponsor: Rosindell, Andrew
      Dobbin, Jim
      Blackman, Bob

      That this House applauds the generosity, humanity and enterprise of the people of the world's most
      remote inhabited island, the British Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic,
      for raising £3,456 for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, representing the sum of £13 for each of the
      264 residents, raised from events which included a sponsored swim by Tristan children in the island
      pool, equivalent to a collective round-the-island swim of 20 miles; notes that all monies have been
      paid to the UK Disasters Emergency Committee; and recognises that this selfless act comes as the
      islanders celebrate the 50th anniversary of their return from exile following the volcanic eruption
      of 1961, and their recent sheltering in their homes of the Filipino crew rescued from the bulk
      carrier Oliva, wrecked on one of the Tristan islands.

      Name Party Constituency Date Signed

      Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 08.05.2014
      Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 08.05.2014
      Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 07.05.2014

      ..... ends .....

      Early day motions (EDMs) are tabled by MPs to publicise a particular event
      or cause, and to gather support among MPs for that event or cause. Very few
      are actually debated. MPs demonstrate their support for an EDM by signing
      the motion.

      Mr. Rosindell is a tireless supporter of the British Overseas Territories --
      but I observe that this rarely extends to matters critical of his party.


      Robert S. Conrich, ACIArb
      Box 666
      Anguilla bob@...
      British West Indies Tel: 1 264 497 2505