dr martens industrial Hillsborough families ready for historic House of Commons debate
Hillsborough families ready for historic House of Commons debateHILLSBOROUGH families will today travel to London to hear the historic debate in Parliament on the release of documents relating to the disaster.07:55, 17 OCT 2011Updated05:57, 8 MAY 2013Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!
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HILLSBOROUGH families will today travel to London to hear the historic debate in Parliament on the release of documents relating to the disaster.
The vast majority of Merseyside MPs are expected to speak in the three hours put aside in the House of Commons tonight, from 7 10pm.
Log on to the Echo website from 6.30pm to follow the debate as it happens in our live blog.
Among them will be Walton MP Steve Rotheram and Halton MP Derek Twigg, who both attended the ill fated 1989 FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham,
who was at the other semi final that day supporting Everton, will also join the debate.
A significant number of campaigners and families are understood to have booked their place in the public gallery.
Among those attending will be Formby father Barry Devonside, whose son Christopher died on the Leppings Lane terraces, aged just 18.
Mr Devonside said: “Lessons were learned after Hillsborough and the Taylor Report made many recommendations to improve safety at football matches.
“And although the report exonerated the fans of any blame, some of the shocking misinformation which was spread at the time still lingers.
“We hope now that we’ll finally see full disclosure of all the facts and we’ll finally get to the truth.”
Despite calls to release the documentation, there was a move to try and suppress the papers by the Government. But an online petition calling for the documents to be released saw more than 138,000 people sign up demanding full disclosure.
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