John McDonnell MP launches EDM

During our research we have discovered many documents in the National Archives at Kew that have been released under the “thirty-year rule”. However, we have found that there are a number of Government documents relating to the 1972 strike that have been withheld. The Government has used section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act to claim that these documents should not be seen on grounds of national security.

John McDonnell MP has sponsored an Early Day Motion calling upon the Government to release the documents. We would ask you to encourage local MPs to sign it if they have not already done so. It can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/170