(I got this by email – it may well have featured on other NI blogs. If so, let me know and I’ll add an acknowledgement.)
Early Day Motion - EDM 2639 – 24th July 2006 - WINNIE-THE-POOH 80th ANNIVERSARY
That this House joins in celebrating the 80th birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh, the much loved golden bear with a love of hunting Woozles, gorging on honey and catching Heffalumps, whose chums include Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit and Piglet; recognises the significant contribution Mr A. A. Milne's characters have made to influencing the early development of fine values, honest principles and decent morals amongst many generations of children worldwide; notes the timeless appeal of this great British bear and, most notably the way in which this character of fiction, who began life in the imagination of an English schoolboy, Christopher Robin Milne, has reached the farthest corners of the globe, from Poland, where Pooh-Bear has a street named after him, to Hong Kong, where he recently successfully challenged characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Sleeping Beauty to be named the best Disney character of all time; and looks forward to another 80 years of tales from the 100 Acre Wood.
Amongst the MPs signing this Early Day Motion were some local MPs: Iris Robinson, David Simpson, Dr William McCrea, Ian Paisley and Gregory Campbell.