Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

15/09/11 - Rosie Cooper welcomes Hillsborough Parliamentary deba

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the announcement of a Parliamentary debate calling for the full disclosure of all government documents relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.


Rosie added her name along with more than 138,000 other people in signing the e-petition calling for full disclosure of the papers.


The Backbench Business Committee of the House of Commons announced that a half day debate will take place on the 17th October 2011.  Rosie will be speaking in the debate supporting the calls to release the government papers.


MP Rosie said:

“I have received correspondence from constituents who lost loved ones on the 15th April 1989 at Hillsborough.  This Parliamentary Debate is an opportunity for their voices to be heard.  I just hope the Government will be listening.


“For 22 years the families of the 96 have fought for justice with dignity with the one aim for the truth of that day’s events to be known.


“The scale and breadth of the support for this petition from people across the country and parties across the political spectrum demonstrates a unity and belief of the need for justice for the 96.


“I have written to the Cabinet Office calling on them to withdraw their appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the government papers should be released in the public interest.”


Rosie is asking that anyone in West Lancashire who has lost a loved one in the Hillsborough tragedy or was at the game get in touch with her office on 01695 570094 or email  


If people are willing to share their experiences or stories of Hillsborough then Rosie will seek to use them in her debate speech to demonstrate why the disclosure of the papers should take place.


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