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CONDUCT OF THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR NEATH AND THE WELSH DRAGON

  • Session: 1997-98
  • Date tabled: 27.04.1998
  • Primary sponsor: Paterson, Owen
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    That this House condemns the proposals by the Welsh Office Minister, the honourable Member for Neath, to replace Wales's noble Red Dragon with a red kite which is nothing more than a thieving scavenger; notes that the dragon has been, sincethe reign of King Vortigern in the 5th century, an exotic, fiery and powerful symbol, in whose name Owain Glyndwr fought the English in 1400, which provided Henry VII's motto at Bosworth Field 'The Red Dragon is our inspiration' and under whose colours thousands of soldiers of the Royal Welch Fusiliers died in two world wars; disagrees with the honourable Member's idiosyncratic view that 'Modern Wales is about Manic Street Preachers and Catatonia'; questions both his judgement and knowledge of Welsh history and culture; deplores the considerable public expense which the banning of the Welsh Dragon will entail; and suggests that the Red Dragon will be remembered and loved long after the honourable Member for Neath and the Manic Street Preachers have been forgotten.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bercow, John Conservative Party Buckingham 27.04.1998
Blunt, Crispin Conservative Party Reigate 27.04.1998
Cash, William Conservative Party Stone 27.04.1998
Fabricant, Michael Conservative Party Lichfield 27.04.1998
Flight, Howard Conservative Party Arundel and South Downs 29.04.1998
Fraser, Christopher Conservative Party Mid Dorset and North Poole 27.04.1998
Gill, Christopher Conservative Party Ludlow 27.04.1998
Gorman, Teresa Conservative Party Billericay 27.04.1998
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 27.04.1998
Grieve, Dominic Conservative Party Beaconsfield 27.04.1998
Hammond, Philip Conservative Party Runnymede and Weybridge 27.04.1998
Hawkins, Nick Conservative Party Surrey Heath 29.04.1998
Horam, John Conservative Party Orpington 27.04.1998
Kirkbride, Julie Conservative Party Bromsgrove 27.04.1998
Laing, Eleanor Conservative Party Epping Forest 27.04.1998
Letwin, Oliver Conservative Party West Dorset 27.04.1998
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 28.04.1998
Loughton, Tim Conservative Party East Worthing and Shoreham 27.04.1998
Paterson, Owen Conservative Party North Shropshire 27.04.1998
Prior, David Conservative Party North Norfolk 27.04.1998
Robertson, Laurence Conservative Party Tewkesbury 27.04.1998
Shepherd, Richard Conservative Party Aldridge-Brownhills 27.04.1998
Spelman, Caroline Conservative Party Meriden 27.04.1998
Swayne, Desmond Conservative Party New Forest West 27.04.1998
Syms, Robert Conservative Party Poole 27.04.1998
Walter, Robert Conservative Party North Dorset 27.04.1998
Widdecombe, Ann Conservative Party Maidstone and the Weald 27.04.1998
Wilkinson, John Conservative Party Ruislip-Northwood 28.04.1998
Winterton, Nicholas Conservative Party Macclesfield 27.04.1998

Amendment 1254A1 - CONDUCT OF THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR NEATH AND THE WELSH DRAGON;Amdt. line 1:

  • Session: 1997-98
  • Date tabled: 28.04.1998
  • Primary sponsor: Lawrence, Jackie
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    leave out from 'House' to end and add 'noting that the honourable Member of Neath has expressly and publicly stated that there is no question of replacing the Welsh flag or the Welsh Dragon, but that it will continue to fly proudly for Wales over the National Assembly for Wales and instead that consideration is being given as to what might be an appropriate symbol for the Assembly; also notes that the House of Commons has in the portcullis a symbol which is different from the Union Jack and that the Assembly may or may not wish to have a different smybol from the Welsh flag; regrets that Conservative honourable Members have displayed their total ignorance of both Welsh politics in suggesting that the Welsh Dragon might somehow be banned by the Welsh Office, and the success of excellent, internationally renowned Welsh rock groups like the Manic Street Preachers, Catatonia, 60ft Dolls, Stereophonics and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci; and congratulates the honourable Member for Neath for his acknowledgement that they are indeed part of the modern and dynamic face of the New Wales which is going from strength to strength under the Labour Government.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 29.04.1998
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 07.05.1998
Edwards, Huw Labour Party Monmouth 28.04.1998
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 28.04.1998
Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 28.04.1998
Kumar, Ashok Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 30.04.1998
Lawrence, Jackie [R] Labour Party Preseli Pembrokeshire 28.04.1998
Livingstone, Ken No party affiliation Brent East 16.07.1998
McNamara, Kevin Labour Party Kingston upon Hull North 18.05.1998
Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 30.04.1998
Ross, Ernie Labour Party Dundee West 29.04.1998
Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd West) Labour Party Clwyd West 28.04.1998
Thomas, Gareth (Harrow West) Labour Party Harrow West 29.04.1998