Early day motion 375

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OLYMPIC SECURITY AND FRED WIGG TOWER

That this House recognises the need to provide reasonable security for the Olympic Games but is concerned at the unprecedented decision of the Ministry of Defence, in peacetime and where no emergency has arisen, to station troops, armed police and ground-based air defence missile systems on top of Fred Wigg Tower, a civilian residential block of flats, Leyton, without any consultation with the residents affected and without bringing the matter before this House for consideration by hon. Members, despite the fact that seven years have passed since this country was awarded the Olympic Games; and calls on the Ministry of Defence to examine urgently the possibility of building a temporary tower as for the missile systems instead of siting such weapons and launch pads over the heads of the ordinary men, women and children who have had no say in the decision or alternatively to provide proper security to protect the residents living in Fred Wigg Tower from potential terrorist attack and to provide financial assistance to concerned and worried residents who wish to move for the duration of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 13.07.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 16.07.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 12.07.2012
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 11.07.2012
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 03.09.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 12.07.2012
Malhotra, Seema Labour Party Feltham and Heston 16.07.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 11.07.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.07.2012