Hillsborough Disaster and the National Curriculum
15th November 2021
Ian Bryne MP for Liverpool, West Derby
Tabled an Early Day Motion to add the Hillsborough Disaster on the National Curriculum.
Ian has first hand experience of the disaster, because he was at the match on the 15th April 1989.
EDM (Early Day Motion)649: tabled on 15 November 2021 Tabled in the 2021-22 session.
This motion has been signed by 36 Members.
That this House acknowledges that, 32 years after the Hillsborough disaster, criminal trials collapsed in May 2021 and nobody has been held to account for the unlawful killings of 97 innocent people.
Acknowledges that it took 23 years of campaigning for the truth about the disaster to be finally acknowledged at the Hillsborough Independent Panel and for lies and smears about victims and survivors to be corrected.
Further acknowledges that it took 27 years for the true inquest verdicts of unlawful killing to be recorded.
Recognises the important work of the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood in getting Parliament to learn lessons from the disaster and her work to introduce legislation that would ensure that bereaved families and survivors of future disasters never go through the injustices faced by the Hillsborough families and survivors.
Furthermore recognises the important role of education in learning the lessons from the disaster; and calls on the Government to include the Hillsborough disaster in the National Curriculum, a programme of education which should cover the events of the past 32 years, the continuing campaign for justice and how we ensure the events of that fateful day are not forgotten and that the ensuing miscarriage of justice is never repeated.
The EDM has been supported by 36 Members of Parliment. which included 6 sponsors, which are:
Ian Byrne MP
Maria Eagle MP
Paula Barker MP
Kim Johnson MP
Dan Carden MP
John McDonnell MP
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