Coverage of the Back Bench Debate

The Motion

This house is seriously concerned at the decision of the government to refuse to release papers related to the building dispute in 1972 and subsequent prosecutions of the workers known as the Shrewsbury 24 and calls on it to reverse this position as a matter of urgency.

The Result

This motion was proposed but David Anderson and debated 0n 23/1/2014 in the Back Bench debate in the House of Commons. The motion was passed by 120 votes to 3.

Ricky Tomlinson, Eileen Turbull and Terry Renshaw on College Green before the debate.

Ricky Tomlinson, Eileen Turbull and Terry Renshaw on College Green before the debate.

Press Coverage

The whole of the debate:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-25859595

The transcript at Hansard:

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140123/debtext/140123-0002.htm#14012382000001

Below if some of the coverage of the day:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shrewsbury-24-ricky-tomlinson-wants-3048439

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-25866461

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/unless-ricky-tomlinson-is-working-for-alqaida-national-security-is-an-odd-reason-for-secrecy-8462110.html

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-1e15-Shrewsbury-24-activists-hail-MPs-vote-for-full-facts-of-1972-plot

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/01/23/bid-for-release-of-shrewsbury-24-papers/

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/01/23/labour-mps-call-for-release-of-shrewsbury-24-papers-in-commons-debate/

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/jan/20/ricky-tomlinson-shrewsbury-24-secrecy

http://www.shropshirelive.com/2014/01/23/shrewsbury-24-debate-takes-place-in-house-of-commons/

http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/2014/01/23/englands-erin-brockovich-vs-24-miscarriages-of-justice/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-25815690

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/andy-mcsmiths-diary-aidan-burley-is-not-antisemitic–hes-just-stupid-and-very-convincing-9078461.html

http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/regional/bid-to-release-jailed-picket-papers-1-5825525

http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2014-01-23/shrewsbury-24-debate-to-be-held-in-parliament/

http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ricky-tomlinson-and-unite-urge-mps-to-back-the-shrewsbury-24/

http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/index.cfm/mps-to-vote-on-release-of-shrewsbury-24-papers

http://www.itv.com/news/2013-01-23/the-royle-familys-ricky-tomlinson-to-urge-government-to-release-shrewsbury-24-documents/

http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-01-23/tomlinson-accuses-ministers/

http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/regional/bid-to-release-jailed-picket-papers-1-5825525

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/with-insights-like-these-gerald-howarth-must-be-a-shooin-for-the-most-cerebral-backbencher-award-9086449.html

http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/listen-durkan-weighs-in-on-shrewsbury-24-debate-over-widgery-role-1-5832410

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