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Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions submitted by MPs for debate in parliament. Very few EDMS are actually tabled for debate in the House but by sponsoring and supporting motions, MPs indicate an interest and concern in a matter or an event sufficient to want to bring the matter to greater attention.

A full listing of EDMs can be searched here.

For EDMs and signatures prior to 1989/90, please contact the House of Commons Information Office 020 7219 4272

The EDMs below state the motion reference, the date it was submitted, the sponsor of the motion, the number of MPs that signed in support of it and their names.

If your MP has sponsored or supported an EDM on a subject of which you feel strongly, why not write and thank him/her for doing this?

If you feel there is a subject that your MP should sponsor or support, why not write to them and ask them to do this?

Some of the EDMs presented in the current and previous parliamentary term (2007 – 2008) can be found below. Further examples can be found in Hansard.

EDM 585
DEC GAZA CRISIS APPEAL  
26.01.2009

Burden, Richard

122 signatures

‘That this House is astonished by the refusal of the BBC and Sky to broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Gaza Crisis Appeal; considers that the explanations given for this decision by BBC spokespersons are both unconvincing and incoherent; and draws attention to the fact that people wishing to obtain information about the Gaza appeal can contact the DEC by visiting www.dec.org.uk.’

Abbott, Diane
Alexander, Danny
Atkins, Charlotte
Austin, John
Barrett, John
Battle, John
Begg, Anne
Berry, Roger
Betts, Clive
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin
Brown, Lyn
Bruce, Malcolm
Buck, Karen
Burstow, Paul
Burt, Lorely
Caborn, Richard
Campbell, Menzies
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Chaytor, David
Clark, Katy
Clelland, David
Clwyd, Ann
Cohen, Harry
Connarty, Michael
Cook, Frank
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cunningham, Jim
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dhanda, Parmjit
Dobbin, Jim
Dowd, Jim
Drew, David
Efford, Clive
Flynn, Paul
Foster, Don
Francis, Hywel
Galloway, George
Gapes, Mike
George, Andrew
George, Bruce
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Ian
Griffith, Nia
Gwynne, Andrew
Hain, Peter
Hamilton, Fabian
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Horwood, Martin
Hosie, Stewart
Hughes, Simon
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Jones, Martyn
Kaufman, Gerald
Keeble, Sally
Key, Robert
Kidney, David
Lamb, Norman
Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John
Levitt, Tom
Linton, Martin
Love, Andrew
Luff, Peter
MacNeil, Angus
Mahmood, Khalid
Main, Anne
Mallaber, Judy
Marshall-Andrews, Robert
Mason, John
Meacher, Michael
Michael, Alun
Moffatt, Laura
Moore, Michael
Morgan, Julie
Mulholland, Greg
Naysmith, Doug
Owen, Albert
Pelling, Andrew
Prentice, Gordon
Purchase, Ken
Reid, Alan
Robertson, Angus
Robertson, John
Rooney, Terry
Rowen, Paul
Russell, Bob
Salmond, Alex
Salter, Martin
Sarwar, Mohammad
Short, Clare
Singh, Marsha
Slaughter, Andy
Smith, Robert
Soames, Nicholas
Soulsby, Peter
Starkey, Phyllis
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, Ian
Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily
Touhig, Don
Vaz, Keith
Walter, Robert
Webb, Steve
Weir, Mike
Williams, Betty
Williams, Hywel
Winnick, David
Wishart, Pete
Wyatt, Derek

EDM 112
HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN GAZA
04.12.2008
Austin, John

39 signatures

Berry, Roger
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Buck, Karen
Burden, Richard
Campbell, Menzies
Connarty, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Drew, David
Flynn, Paul
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Ian
Hancock, Mike
Harris, Evan
Hughes, Simon
Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Linton, Martin
Llwyd, Elfyn
McDonnell, John
Plaskitt, James
Prentice, Gordon
Rogerson, Daniel
Russell, Bob
Starkey, Phyllis
Swire, Hugo
Teather, Sarah
Vaz, Keith
Williams, Mark
Winnick, David

‘That this House notes the appalling humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip, which UN officials have described as the worst crisis to have befallen the 1.5 million Palestinians of Gaza; further notes that Israel has prevented basic humanitarian supplies from entering the Gaza Strip, including some medicines, clothing for children and essential spare parts; further notes that prohibited items even include some foodstuffs; is extremely concerned that hospitals are running short of fuel supplies, and that this threatens basic health care, including babies in incubators; considers that this blockade is a form of collective punishment in fundamental breach of international law; calls upon the Government to insist on the immediate ending of the blockade of the Gaza Strip both on the Israel-Gaza and Egypt-Gaza borders; and further calls on the Government to support all efforts to bring about a permanenet ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, including a complete cessation of violence by all parties including rocket attacks on Israel and attacks on Gaza by Israeli military forces.’


EDM 98

LLOYDS TSB PLC AND BRITISH CHARITIES
03.12.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy
9 signatures

Austin, John
Breed, Colin
Cryer, Ann
Drew, David
Hancock, Mike
Jones, Lynne
Lepper, David
McDonnell, John

‘That this House notes the excellent work of the British charity Interpal in helping the Palestinians with £40 million worth of humanitarian aid development since 1994; acknowledges that Lloyds TSB Group Plc has served notice to the Islamic Bank of Britain to discontinue its services to Interpal or subsequently to face closure itself without offering any reason; further notes the wide distress that this has the potential to cause, in both the local Muslim community and the wider Arab world, since both hold the charity in particularly high regard; further notes that Interpal has withstood three previous investigations by the Charity Commission; and calls upon the Government to note the precedent this will lay down regarding any other charities Lloyds may choose to target and to ensure that this bank which is in receipt of enormous state benefit be pressurised to behave in a socially responsible manner.’

EDM 2479
RIGHT TO PRAY IN A MOSQUE
11.11.2008

Cohen, Harry
Bottomley, Peter
Campbell, Ronnie
Corbyn, Jeremy

‘That this House notes the details of the bail order made by Mr Justice Mitting and countersigned by Abu Qatada, as reported on the Daily Telegraph website; notes that amongst the 22 conditions is the condition that Abu Qatada is banned from attending any mosque; can understand concern over a cleric speaking or communicating without supervision which could lead to violence, but considers that this ban on the right to attend and pray at a place of worship goes too far, is fundamentally anti-British and amounts to religious persecution; and therefore calls for this condition of Abu Qatada’s bail to be revoked.’

EDM 2473
EXECUTION BY STONING OF AISHA IBRAHIM DUHULOW IN SOMALIA
11.11.2008
Mulholland, Greg
21 signatures

Borrow, David S
Bottomley, Peter
Campbell, Gregory
Caton, Martin
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
George, Andrew
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Meale, Alan
Pope, Greg
Spink, Bob
Taylor, David
Vaz, Keith

‘That this House expresses grave concern following the unlawful stoning of Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow in Somalia; unequivocally condemns the inaction to defend her from bogus accusations of adultery; sees no justice under international human rights law, Sharia law or any other Somali law, in the sentence of stoning passed to this 13 year old girl; deplores the state of human rights affairs in Somalia with the lives of human rights activists and journalists being threatened on a daily basis; and calls on the Government to use every diplomatic measure at its disposal to prevent any future repeats of this terrible incident.’

EDM 2463
KASHMIR CONFLICT AND TRADE RELATIONS
10.11.2008
Godsiff, Roger
11 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Dean, Janet
Hancock, Mike
Iddon, Brian
Jones, Lynne
MacNeil, Angus
Pope, Greg
Prentice, Gordon
Rowen, Paul
Simpson, Alan

‘That this House records that 27th October 2008 marked the 61st anniversary of the Indian occupation of large areas of the state of Jammu and Kashmir; welcomes recent confidence building measures which have seen a trade agreement between the governments of India and Pakistan allowing the resumption of a modest level of trade along the Jhelum Valley Road and across the line of control; notes, however, that the respective governments have made little progress in settling the core issue at the heart of the Kashmir conflict and recognises that the question of self-determination for the people of Kashmir remains unresolved; and calls on the Government not only to support vigorously the UN resolutions of 1948, 1949 and 1957 which upheld the right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination through a United Nations supervised plebiscite but also to take the lead in raising these matters again in the United Nations.’

EDM 2455
THEYWORKFORYOU WEBSITE
10.11.2008
Spink, Bob
4 signatures

Corbyn, Jeremy
Davies, Dai
Hancock, Mike

‘That this House congratulates the website theyworkforyou which increases accountability by giving more transparency to the work of hon. Members for their constituents, enables hon. Members to monitor their own performance and helps them to focus on certain aspects of the service they give to constituents and Parliament; calls on theyworkforyou website to include the number of early day motions (EDMs) tabled by each hon. Member in order to provide yet more transparency and to provide a ready source of information to constituents who are increasingly asking hon. Members about EDMs; notes that EDMs tabled are an additional measure of hon. Members’ activity, which also indicate their areas of interest and views on matters of public policy; and further notes that recording EDMs tabled may discourage less appropriate or frivolous EDMs.’

EDM 2443
LONDON LIVING WAGE  
06.11.2008
Cohen, Harry
14 signatures

Campbell, Ronnie
Clapham, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dismore, Andrew
Flynn, Paul
Gerrard, Neil
Hancock, Mike
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Simpson, Alan
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House disapproves of the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ (DCSF) attitude in rejecting the London Living Wage of £7.45 an hour for its own contracted staff; considers its arguments that it is artificial, distorts labour markets, could prove poor value for money and could be inflationary to be deeply unconvincing; notes the high cost of living in London and the Government’s long-standing declared policy to make work pay which by implication means lifting those in-work out of poverty; further notes that significant price rises in food and energy have disproportionately and adversely affected low paid workers; notes most significantly the high level of child poverty in London and the failure to make the same progress in reducing it in London as in the rest of the country; further notes that the DCSF rejection of the London Living Wage is contrary to the London Child Poverty Pledge bearing the logos of DCSF, Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions; and calls on the Government to re-think its policy to make undertaking work to eliminate child poverty its principal policy and to further agree to pay the London Living Wage.’

EDM 2441
POWER SHARING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
06.11.2008
Cohen, Harry
10 signatures

Campbell, Ronnie
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Drew, David
Flynn, Paul
Gerrard, Neil
Simpson, Alan
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House calls on the Government and its allies urgently to change its policy in order to bring about a widespread powersharing arrangement in the governments of both Iraq and Afghanistan.’

EDM 2433
STONING OF THIRTEEN YEAR OLD RAPE VICTIM IN SOMALIA
06.11.2008
Jones, Lynne
43 signatures

Borrow, David S
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Cummings, John
Davey, Edward
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Flynn, Paul
George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Kilfoyle, Peter
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Loughton, Tim
MacNeil, Angus
Palmer, Nick
Pelling, Andrew
Pope, Greg
Pugh, John
Russell, Bob
Sanders, Adrian
Sheridan, Jim
Simpson, Alan
Spink, Bob
Wareing, Robert N
Willis, Phil

‘That this House is deeply concerned by the horrific killing of 13 year old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow who was stoned to death in Somalia; condemns the al-Shabab militia who arranged for a group of 50 men to stone Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow in front of a crowd of 1,000 spectators; notes that she was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but that her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men; is appalled that when she attempted to report the assault to the al-Shabab militia, she was detained and sentenced to death; further notes that when some of the witnesses to the stoning attempted to come to her aid, the al-Shabab militia opened fire and shot dead a boy who was a bystander; and calls on the Government to intervene in any possible way to help ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and to help prevent any repetition of such a barbaric act.’

EDM 2428
US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND UK-US RELATIONS
05.11.2008
Amess, David
4 signatures

MacNeil, Angus
Swinson, Jo
Swire, Hugo

‘That this House congratulates Senator Barack Obama on his victory in the race to become President of the United States; commends Senator John McCain on the dignified manner in which he conceded defeat; notes that the previous Labour Prime Minister and the current Labour government have slavishly followed the lead of the outgoing United States President George W Bush, with often disastrous consequences for the UK and for the world; and hopes that in future British Prime Ministers will put British interests first and take a real lead in domestic and world affairs.’

EDM 2406
TERRORISM IN INDIA AND UK
03.11.2008
Sharma, Virendra Kumar
29 signatures

Campbell, Gregory
Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Crabb, Stephen
Cryer, Ann
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger
Gray, James
Hancock, Mike
Hoyle, Lindsay
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
MacNeil, Angus
Pope, Greg
Simpson, David
Spink, Bob
Swinson, Jo
Vaz, Keith
Williams, Betty
Williams, Roger

‘That this House condemns the bomb blast that killed 71 people in the Indian state of Assam on 30th October; is deeply concerned about the continued terrorist attacks and loss of human life in many cities in India; calls for greater cooperation between India and Britain to wipe out the threat of terror to both countries; further calls on the Home Office to become more vigilant in investigating British charities which are suspected of having links to terrorist groups abroad and may be funding them; reiterates its opposition to terror in all its forms; and wishes to ensure that British soil is not used as a base for supporting any form of terror against any country in the world.’

EDM 2385
CHARITY COMMISSION REGISTER OF CHARITIES
30.10.2008
Levitt, Tom
34 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Brooke, Annette
Caton, Martin
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Drew, David
Etherington, Bill
Foster, Don
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Gibson, Ian
Hancock, Mike
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn
Meale, Alan
Miller, Andrew
O’Hara, Edward
Pugh, John
Reed, Andy
Robinson, Iris
Russell, Bob
Simpson, Alan
Stunell, Andrew
Taylor, Richard
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Betty
Willis, Phil

‘That this House congratulates the Charity Commission on the launch of its new register of charities in England and Wales; recognises its hard work in promoting transparency and good governance in the charity sector; notes that the new register makes information about charities more accessible and easier to understand; believes that it will contribute to promoting public trust and confidence in the sector; and encourages members of the public to use the new register to find out more about the charities it supports by visiting the website at www.charitycommission.gov.uk.’

EDM 2371
MORE WOMEN, MORE POWER CAMPAIGN   
29.10.2008
Thornberry, Emily
47 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Anderson, Janet
Atkins, Charlotte
Battle, John
Begg, Anne
Bottomley, Peter
Brooke, Annette
Burden, Richard
Burstow, Paul
Burt, Lorely
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Gregory
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Foster, Michael Jabez
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Hughes, Simon
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Key, Robert
Llwyd, Elfyn
Mallaber, Judy
McCafferty, Chris
McGrady, Eddie
Osborne, Sandra
Pugh, John
Riordan, Linda
Ryan, Joan
Simpson, Alan
Starkey, Phyllis
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, Dari
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Walley, Joan
Williams, Betty
Williams, Mark
Willott, Jenny

‘That this House is concerned that less than 20 per cent. of parliamentarians worldwide are women; recognises that this is a matter of justice and democracy and essential to tackling poverty and inequality and achieving the Millennium Development Goals; encourages hon. Members to support One World Action’s More Women, More Power Campaign for greater political representations globally and in the UK by pressing for more aid to go to programmes in developing countries which promote and support women’s political participation; and calls for action now to implement Article 7 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women on ending discrimination in political and public life.’

EDM 2347
FREE GAZA CAMPAIGN
27.10.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy
47 signatures

Battle, John
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Burden, Richard
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Cohen, Harry
Connarty, Michael
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Dobbin, Jim
Dowd, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Ian
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Hughes, Simon
Iddon, Brian
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Llwyd, Elfyn
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, John
Prosser, Gwyn
Reed, Andy
Russell, Bob
Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan
Tipping, Paddy
Turner, Desmond
Vaz, Keith
Wareing, Robert N
Weir, Mike
Williams, Betty

‘That this House applauds the excellent work of the Free Gaza (FG) Movement in highlighting the fact that Israel is imposing collective punishment on the 1.5 million people of Gaza, in contravention of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention; acknowledges the considerable pressure applied by the Israeli government on a FG voyage in August 2007; wishes the latest boat travelling from the port of Cyprus to Gaza carrying both a large group of concerned human rights workers, including among them Palestinian MP, Dr Mustafa Barghouti, and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, as well as medical practitioners and supplies, a safe voyage with no outside interference; and calls upon the Government to take action to ensure that the massive economic, political and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza is brought to an end as a matter of urgency.

EDM 2332
INTERNATIONAL JEWISH ANTI-ZIONIST NETWORK
22.10.2008
McDonnell, John
25 signatures

Anderson, Janet
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Clark, Katy
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Gerrard, Neil
Hemming, John
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hughes, Simon
Iddon, Brian
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
Riordan, Linda
Russell, Bob
Sanders, Adrian
Simpson, Alan
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House welcomes the launch of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) and its founding Charter which gives voice to the great and growing number of Jewish people worldwide who refuse to allow the Israeli state to act in their name and who condemn Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people, including the murder of 64 children in 2008 alone, its apartheid laws, its expropriation of Palestinians’ land and resources, its militarism and nuclear weapons, and its trade in arms (the fourth largest in the world); and notes that by speaking out IJAN discredits Israel’s attempts to suppress criticism with false accusations of anti-Semitism.’

EDM 2324
OECD REPORT ON INEQUALITY
22.10.2008
Caton, Martin
34 signatures

Burgon, Colin
Challen, Colin
Chaytor, David
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Cousins, Jim
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dobbin, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hughes, Simon
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Leech, John
MacNeil, Angus
McDonnell, John
McGrady, Eddie
Pelling, Andrew
Simpson, Alan
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, David
Vis, Rudi
Willis, Phil

‘That this House welcomes the report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showing that the gap between rich and poor in the UK narrowed in the first five years of this century; notes, however, that it still found this country to be a more unequal society than three quarters of OECD nations; and agrees with the OECD secretary general that growing inequality is divisive, polarizes society, divides regions and carves up the world between rich and poor.’

EDM 2303
FOOTBALL AGAINST RACISM IN EUROPE (FARE) ANTI-RACISM WEEK
21.10.2008
Mann, John
78 signatures

Anderson, Janet
Battle, John
Betts, Clive
Borrow, David S
Boswell, Tim
Bottomley, Peter
Brown, Russell
Burt, Lorely
Cable, Vincent
Caborn, Richard
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Challen, Colin
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Cryer, Ann
Davey, Edward
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dhanda, Parmjit
Dobbin, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Ellman, Louise
Etherington, Bill
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Ian
Gidley, Sandra
Goodman, Paul
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Hodgson, Sharon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hughes, Simon
Humble, Joan
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keen, Alan
Keetch, Paul
Kumar, Ashok
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Llwyd, Elfyn
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan
Miller, Andrew
Moffatt, Laura
Pelling, Andrew
Pope, Greg
Pugh, John
Riordan, Linda
Russell, Bob
Sanders, Adrian
Scott, Lee
Sharma, Virendra Kumar
Simpson, Alan
Smith, Angela C (Sheffield Hillsborough)
Spink, Bob
Stewart, Ian
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, David
Truswell, Paul
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Mark
Willis, Phil
Wilson, Phil

‘That this House notes the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) anti-racism week celebrates 15 years of Kick Racism Out of Football campaigns; sees the need for more progress across the board but particularly to combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in football; welcomes local projects like Game On that are being launched as part of the 2008 FARE anti-racism week; commends the creation of the FA Working Group on anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Football; recognises the best practice that has taken place in UEFA; and congratulates the leadership of FARE, Kick it Out and other national affiliates for their excellent anti-racism campaigns.’

EDM 2299
ACCESS TO MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR PALESTINIAN CHILDREN
21.10.2008
Starkey, Phyllis
66 signatures

Battle, John
Berry, Roger
Betts, Clive
Borrow, David S
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Brown, Lyn
Burden, Richard
Burgon, Colin
Burt, Lorely
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Challen, Colin
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Cryer, Ann
Cummings, John
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dobbin, Jim
Doran, Frank
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Ian
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hughes, Simon
Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Llwyd, Elfyn
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Morgan, Julie
Murphy, Denis
Pelling, Andrew
Reed, Andy
Riordan, Linda
Russell, Bob
Simpson, Alan
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Swire, Hugo
Taylor, David
Turner, Desmond
Wareing, Robert N
Weir, Mike
Williams, Betty
Willis, Phil
Wood, Mike

‘That this House expresses grave concern about the cases of Palestinian children from Gaza being unable to receive urgent life-saving medical care; notes that this is due to Israeli authorities refusing permission for the mothers or grandmothers of such children to leave Gaza to accompany them on `security grounds’; further notes the Amnesty International report of 16th October 2008 stating that six children under the age of six, one of whom was only five months old, suffering from serious heart conditions, were not able to attend surgery with a team of British heart specialists at Makassad Hospital in East Jerusalem in early October 2008 for such reasons; further notes that Gaza lacks the specialised medical staff and equipment to treat certain illnesses, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer; further expresses concern that, by not allowing a female relative to accompany these children, Israel is effectively denying them access to life-saving treatment; urgently calls on the Government to appeal to the Israeli government to allow these female relatives to accompany the children out of Gaza to receive treatment from a visiting team of Italian heart specialists in Makassad Hospital during the week of 6th November; urges the Government to further call on Israel to meet its obligations under international law to ensure that all Palestinians in occupied territory, both Gaza and the West Bank, obtain access to effective and appropriate medical treatment; and further notes that Israel’s refusal to allow patients to leave Gaza for medical treatment that is not available in Gaza constitutes collective punishment.’

DM 2134
SHARIA LAW
22.07.2008
Davies, Philip
1 signatures

‘That this House notes the views of the Centre for Islamic Pluralism that for non-Muslim authorities to propose the introduction of Sharia as a legal standard for Muslims in any non-Muslim land is not only absurdly patronising and discriminatory but also violates the canons of traditional Sharia law; calls on the Lord Chief Justice to accept that his comments have caused a considerable amount of damage to community cohesion in the UK and to the principle of integration; and further calls on the Government to confirm that Sharia law will have no place in the British legal system in any shape or form, in accordance with the wishes of the estimated two thirds of Muslims who oppose its introduction.’

DM 2096  
INCREASING EMPLOYMENT RATES FOR ETHNIC MINORITIES REPORT

21.07.2008
Abbott, Diane
7 signatures

Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Drew, David
McDonnell, John
Simpson, Alan

‘That this House notes with concern the findings of the Public Accounts Committee’s recent report on the employment levels of ethnic minorities in the UK; further notes the findings that there is a 14.2 per cent. gap between the employment rate of ethnic minorities and that of the general population; further notes that the report estimates that this lack in ethnic minority employment costs the Government £1.3 billion in benefits and lost tax revenue as well as a £7.3 billion loss to the UK economy; recognises the report’s conclusions that there is a severe lack of continuity in the Government’s approach to tackling this employment gap, that there are no clear targets given to the Department for Work and Pensions to increase ethnic minority employment, that discrimination remains a barrier to ethnic minority employment, and that the reduction in outreach activities carried out by Jobcentre Plus has had a negative impact on engaging unemployed ethnic minorities; and calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to tackle this employment gap by setting specific targets for improvement, making better use of pilot projects to influence best practice, and improving services provided by Jobcentre Plus.’

EDM 2070
IRAN
16.07.2008
McDonnell, John
23 signatures

Cable, Vincent
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Cohen, Harry
Connarty, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Drew, David
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gidley, Sandra
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hopkins, Kelvin
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Purchase, Ken
Russell, Bob
Simpson, Alan
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House refuses to support a military attack on Iran; and urges Ministers to seek the recall of Parliament during the summer adjournment if the current situation in the Middle East deteriorates and military action becomes a serious and imminent threat or takes place.’

EDM 2057
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
16.07.2008
Clwyd, Ann
40 signatures

Anderson, Janet
Baldry, Tony
Bercow, John
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Bruce, Malcolm
Bryant, Chris
Burden, Richard
Cable, Vincent
Caton, Martin
Connarty, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Dismore, Andrew
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hunter, Mark
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Levitt, Tom
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan
Prentice, Gordon
Riordan, Linda
Simpson, Alan
Smith, Angela C (Sheffield Hillsborough)
Stunell, Andrew
Taylor, David
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Betty

‘That this House celebrates the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, which resulted in the setting up of the International Criminal Court (ICC); welcomes the ratification of the Rome Statute by 106 state parties; congratulates the United Kingdom for leading the efforts to set up the ICC and to end impunity for individuals responsible for international crimes; believes that ending impunity for these crimes, which by their very nature demean humanity, must be a priority for every state; calls on the international community to do more to assist the ICC, including ensuring that relevant cases are tried in national courts, so that there are no safe havens for such criminals; requests that the United Nations Security Council considers whether further referrals should be made to the ICC; and continues to support the work of the ICC against individuals accused of international crimes, including the current Sudanese President Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.’

EDM 2039
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN PUBLIC SERVICE
15.07.2008
Abbott, Diane
19 signatures

Bryant, Chris
Connarty, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Etherington, Bill
Gerrard, Neil
Harris, Evan
Harvey, Nick
Holmes, Paul
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Levitt, Tom
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, John
Simpson, Alan
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House notes that an Islington registrar has won an industrial tribunal case giving her the right to refuse to officiate at civil partnership ceremonies for homosexual and lesbian couples on the grounds of her religious beliefs; further notes that civil partnerships are legally not the same as Christian marriage; further notes that the Holy Scriptures are entirely silent on the question of civil partnerships; notes with concern that the case could set a precedent for any public servant refusing to treat all members of the public equally because of self-defined religious beliefs; believes that no public servant should be allowed to discriminate on this arbitrary basis; and, should this case not be reversed on appeal, calls on the Government to clarify and, if necessary, amend the law to guard the public against discrimination and prejudice by public servants in the future.’

EDM 2039A1 – this was an amendment made to the preceding EDM.
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN PUBLIC SERVICE
16.07.2008
Campbell, Gregory
1 signatures

leave out from `beliefs;’ to end and add `and congratulates her on her brave and principled stand when confronted by those who demand tolerance but appear to offer none when faced by traditional Christian values.’.

EDM 2025
MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN BRENT
14.07.2008
Butler, Dawn
23 signatures

Battle, John
Bottomley, Peter
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dismore, Andrew
Etherington, Bill
Gardiner, Barry
Hopkins, Kelvin
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Mahmood, Khalid
McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan
Pound, Stephen
Sharma, Virendra Kumar
Simpson, Alan
Teather, Sarah
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi

‘That this House congratulates the Muslim community in Brent; and commends its efforts in Brent Town Hall on the evening of 11th July in raising over £89,000 for an ambulance and hospital to help those recovering from the Pakistan earthquake in October 2005, especially the young.’

EDM 2002
IRAQ (No.2)
09.07.2008
Gibson, Ian
25 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Cable, Vincent
Caton, Martin
Chaytor, David
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Drew, David
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Harvey, Nick
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
McDonnell, John
Simpson, Alan
Stringer, Graham
Taylor, David
Taylor, Richard
Turner, Desmond
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House recognises the contribution British forces have made to the stability of the region and the recent request by the Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign forces from his country; and calls on the Prime Minister to announce in the Statement he has promised before the Summer Recess a timetable for the complete withdrawal of British forces from Iraq.’

EDM 1992
STOP AND SEARCH POWERS
08.07.2008
Teather, Sarah
21 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Caton, Martin
Corbyn, Jeremy
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
Gerrard, Neil
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hopkins, Kelvin
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
McDonnell, John
Simpson, Alan
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Mark
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House notes the Ministry of Justice report showing that almost one million people were stopped and searched by the police in the last year; notes with concern that black people were seven times more likely and Asian people twice as likely to be stopped by the police than white people; further notes that although black people make up 2.8 per cent. of the population the report states that black people represent 11 per cent. of murder victims; regrets that this reinforces the view that black and ethnic minority people are under-policed as victims of crime but over-policed as citizens; believes that an extension of stop and search powers could undermine the ability of the police to build strong relationships with all communities and therefore cut off the valuable sources of community information and intelligence that the police need to fight crime; and therefore urges the Government to maintain monitoring and the essential safeguards designed to ensure that stop and search is led by intelligence and not by hunch.’

EDM 1926
FREEDOM OF JOURNALISTS AND THE MEDIA IN ISRAEL
01.07.2008
Breed, Colin
71 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Baker, Norman
Bottomley, Peter
Brooke, Annette
Brown, Lyn
Buck, Karen
Burden, Richard
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Menzies
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Clelland, David
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dobson, Frank
Dowd, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
Foster, Don
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gummer, John
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hoyle, Lindsay
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
James, Sian C
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Jones, Martyn
Keetch, Paul
Key, Robert
Kramer, Susan
Laws, David
Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Levitt, Tom
Lloyd, Tony
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
Mates, Michael
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, John
McKechin, Ann
Meacher, Michael
Price, Adam
Pugh, John
Reid, Alan
Riordan, Linda
Rogerson, Daniel
Russell, Bob
Simpson, Alan
Starkey, Phyllis
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily
Turner, Desmond
Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Betty
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House condemns the actions of the Israeli security forces with regard to the Palestinian journalist and joint winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, Mohammed Omer, who after briefing Members of Parliament on the situation in the Gaza Strip, attempted to re-enter the Occupied Territories via the Allenby Bridge and was interrogated at the crossing, strip-searched at gunpoint and beaten for four hours resulting in hospitalisation after he lost consciousness; expresses concern that harassment, intimidation and even killing of journalists has been too frequent an occurrence, particularly since the outbreak of the Intifada in 2000; calls on Israel and all other parties to uphold the freedom of journalists to report; further calls on the Israeli government to launch a full independent inquiry, to compensate Mohammed Omer in full for his injuries; and urges the Government to raise this issue with the government of Israel at the earliest opportunity.’

 

EDM 1923
SREBRENICA MASSACRE
01.07.2008
Swire, Hugo
43 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Burden, Richard
Cable, Vincent
Caton, Martin
Cohen, Harry
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Ellwood, Tobias
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
Francois, Mark
Garnier, Edward
George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jones, Lynne
Lidington, David
MacNeil, Angus
McCafferty, Chris
Mitchell, Andrew
Moss, Malcolm
Pugh, John
Rogerson, Daniel
Russell, Bob
Simpson, Keith
Soames, Nicholas
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Betty
Williams, Stephen
Willis, Phil

‘That this House remembers the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995 when over 8,500 Bosnian Muslims were killed; notes with concern the failure of the international community to provide sufficient support to the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague in its determination to bring Radovan Karadzic, General Ratko Mladic and other wanted war criminals to court; and urges greater support for the High Representative in Bosnia in his efforts to enforce the Dayton Peace Accords and bring Bosnia-Herzegovina into the Euro-Atlantic institutions.’

EDM 1799
2 SKINT 4 SCHOOL CAMPAIGN AND CHILD POVERTY
16.06.2008
Willis, Phil
57 signatures

Battle, John
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Buck, Karen
Butler, Dawn
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cousins, Jim
Crausby, David
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim
Durkan, Mark
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hermon, Sylvia
Heyes, David
Holmes, Paul
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
McCafferty, Chris
McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, John
Mulholland, Greg
Naysmith, Doug
Penrose, John
Purchase, Ken
Rennie, Willie
Rogerson, Daniel
Scott, Lee
Simpson, Alan
Simpson, David
Spink, Bob
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, David
Trickett, Jon
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Mark
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House notes the launch of the Child Poverty Action Group’s 2 Skint 4 School campaign; supports the principle of the campaign that every child deserves a fair chance to learn; welcomes the attention drawn by the campaign to the additional challenges Britain’s poorest children face in the education system; and calls on the Government to give greater recognition to the importance of progress on the eradication of child poverty to the improvement of education outcomes and achievement in school.’

EDM 1777
42-DAY DETENTION FOR TERRORIST SUSPECTS
11.06.2008
Opik, Lembit
15 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Burt, Lorely
Cable, Vincent
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hunter, Mark
Leech, John
McDonnell, Alasdair
Mulholland, Greg
Rowen, Paul
Sanders, Adrian
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo

‘That this House regrets the extension of detention without charge to a maximum of 42 days; notes that similar measures were used in Northern Ireland during the Troubles; recalls that this power was at that time referred to as internment; believes such measures led to an increase in recruiting activity by the IRA; and observes that the current Government has learned nothing about conflict resolution from the lessons of the Troubles.’

EDM 1748
IRAQI REFERENDUM ON OCCUPATION
10.06.2008
Cohen, Harry
11 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Caton, Martin
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Drew, David
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
McDonnell, John
Simpson, Alan
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House notes the claim of the occupying powers in Iraq to be introducing democracy; further notes that democracy and occupation are almost certainly incompatible; takes account of reports that the US is planning a contract with the present Iraqi government to continue its occupation indefinitely beyond the end of the year when the UN mandate runs out; and considers that the demand of Moqtada al-Sadr’s group and many others in Iraq for a referendum of all the Iraqi people on that contract and on continuing US occupation should be acceded to.’

EDM 1737
ISRAEL AND PALESTINIAN FUNDS
10.06.2008
Levitt, Tom
45 signatures

Austin, John
Betts, Clive
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Buck, Karen
Burden, Richard
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Katy
Clelland, David
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Foster, Michael Jabez
Gerrard, Neil
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Llwyd, Elfyn
Mallaber, Judy
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Rowen, Paul
Simpson, Alan
Starkey, Phyllis
Teather, Sarah
Turner, Desmond
Williams, Betty
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House notes that the Israeli government has yet again delayed the hand over of part of the tax revenues owed by them to the Palestinian Authority; further notes that these funds are used to pay more than 165,000 Palestinian workers in a situation of acute economic crisis; further notes that in withholding such funds the Israeli government is violating its commitments under international peace agreements, and is again collectively punishing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians; therefore urges the Government to insist that the government of Israel hands over immediately the funds concerned and if Israel fails to do so within days further urges the Government to give increased opportunities to Palestinian representatives to make known their objections about Israeli actions to EU leaders; and further urges the Government to make clear to the government of Israel, that this action, together with the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories, seriously endangers Israel’s chances of upgrading its ties with the European Union.’

EDM 1734
KNIFE CRIME AND YOUTH ON YOUTH VIOLENCE
10.06.2008
Scott, Lee
32 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Butler, Dawn
Campbell, Gregory
Cawsey, Ian
Clapham, Michael
Crausby, David
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Philip
Dean, Janet
Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
George, Bruce
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Horam, John
Hoyle, Lindsay
Jenkins, Brian
Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn
McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, Alasdair
Osborne, Sandra
Rowen, Paul
Simpson, Alan
Simpson, David
Spink, Bob
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Betty

‘That this House expresses its great concern over growing levels of youth on youth violence and the increase in the carrying of knives; offers condolences to the families who have lost loved ones to these crimes; and believes that the presumption of prosecution should apply to anyone over the age of 16 years who is caught in possession of a knife.’

 

EDM 1683
ANNE FRANK DECLARATION
03.06.2008
Love, Andrew
69 signatures

Borrow, David S
Brooke, Annette
Burgon, Colin
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Gregory
Carmichael, Alistair
Corbyn, Jeremy
Crausby, David
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim
Durkan, Mark
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
Galloway, George
George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Heyes, David
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hosie, Stewart
Humble, Joan
Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
James, Sian C
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Laws, David
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
Marsden, Gordon
McCafferty, Chris
McCartney, Ian
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
McGrady, Eddie
Meale, Alan
Morley, Elliot
Mulholland, Greg
Naysmith, Doug
Osborne, Sandra
Pugh, John
Rennie, Willie
Rogerson, Daniel
Rowen, Paul
Salmond, Alex
Scott, Lee
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Spink, Bob
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N
Weir, Mike
Williams, Betty
Williams, Stephen
Willis, Phil

‘That this House welcomes the Anne Frank Declaration back to Parliament on its 10th anniversary; thanks the Anne Frank Trust UK for creating the Anne Frank Declaration and for its tireless work in schools, prisons and communities all over the UK, educating young people to embrace positive attitudes, responsibility and respect for others; and calls on Parliament to mark what would have been Anne Frank’s 79th birthday by urging every hon. Member to embrace the mission of the Anne Frank Declaration to reduce hatred, challenge prejudice and strive for a world where everyone is treated equally.’

EDM 1586
CHANNEL 4’S DISPATCHES PROGRAMME AND THE WEST MIDLANDS POLICE

15.05.2008
Godsiff, Roger
20 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dismore, Andrew
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Gapes, Mike
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
MacKay, Andrew
McDonnell, Alasdair
Meale, Alan
Moss, Malcolm
Simpson, Alan
Vis, Rudi
Whittingdale, John

‘That this House welcomes the unreserved public apology given by the West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service and the six figure libel settlement paid by them to Channel 4 over the Dispatches programme broadcast on 15th January 2007 which contained covert filming inside mosques in Birmingham and Derby; notes that the comments and allegations made by West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service had already been dismissed by the industry regulator, Ofcom; further notes that the individuals shown in the programme broadcast were using highly derogatory and racist language against a variety of non-Muslim groups which included Christians, Jews, homosexuals, lesbians and women and were in clear breach of existing legislation in respect of incitement to religious and racial hatred; calls on the Home Secretary to launch an immediate investigation into why the West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service chose to attack the programme makers at Channel 4 rather than investigating and prosecuting the individuals who were shown in the programme; and asserts that incitement to religious and racial hatred has no place in British society.’

EDM 1568
FORCED MARRIAGES OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
14.05.2008
Brooke, Annette
81 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Austin, John
Battle, John
Begg, Anne
Benyon, Richard
Bottomley, Peter
Bruce, Malcolm
Bryant, Chris
Burt, Lorely
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Clarke, Tom
Connarty, Michael
Cryer, Ann
Cunningham, Jim
Davey, Edward
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Dobbin, Jim
Dodds, Nigel
Drew, David
Dunne, Philip
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Featherstone, Lynne
Foster, Don
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
George, Andrew
Gidley, Sandra
Hall, Patrick
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hopkins, Kelvin
Howarth, David
Hughes, Simon
Humble, Joan
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Kennedy, Charles
Kramer, Susan
Lamb, Norman
Llwyd, Elfyn
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, Alasdair
McGrady, Eddie
Mitchell, Austin
Naysmith, Doug
O’Hara, Edward
Penning, Mike
Pope, Greg
Prentice, Gordon
Prosser, Gwyn
Riordan, Linda
Rogerson, Daniel
Rowen, Paul
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Spink, Bob
Stoate, Howard
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Turner, Desmond
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Walker, Charles
Walter, Robert
Williams, Betty
Williams, Mark
Williams, Roger
Willis, Phil
Willott, Jenny
Wilson, Sammy
Winterton, Ann
Younger-Ross, Richard

‘That this House notes that the majority of cases of forced marriage reported in the United Kingdom involve South Asian families; further notes that the Department of Health’s report Learning Disabilities and Ethnicity found that learning disabilities are up to three times higher in South Asian communities than in other communities; further notes that the Director of UK Visas has stated that of the 250 `reluctant sponsors’ for visas dealt with by the consul in Pakistan in 2007, 86 involved adults with severe disabilities; expresses concern that limited information on forced marriages of people with disabilities may hinder effective responses to this problem; and asks the Government to commission research into the prevalence and causes of forced marriages of people with disabilities.’

EDM 1508
ISRAEL’S 60th ANNIVERSARY
07.05.2008
Dismore, Andrew
103 signatures

Amess, David
Arbuthnot, James
Atkinson, Peter
Baldry, Tony
Beith, Alan
Binley, Brian
Boswell, Tim
Bottomley, Peter
Brady, Graham
Brooke, Annette
Bryant, Chris
Burns, Simon
Burrowes, David
Burt, Alistair
Butterfill, John
Campbell, Gregory
Clappison, James
Clark, Greg
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Conway, Derek
Crabb, Stephen
Curtis-Thomas, Claire
Davey, Edward
Davidson, Ian
Davies, David TC
Davies, Philip
Davies, Quentin
Djanogly, Jonathan
Donaldson, Jeffrey
Dunne, Philip
Ellman, Louise
Evans, Nigel
Field, Mark
Foster, Don
Foster, Michael Jabez
Garnier, Edward
Gauke, David
Gidley, Sandra
Gray, James
Green, Damian
Greenway, John
Grogan, John
Gwynne, Andrew
Hammond, Stephen
Hancock, Mike
Hands, Greg
Harper, Mark
Hayes, John
Hendry, Charles
Herbert, Nick
Hesford, Stephen
Hoey, Kate
Holloway, Adam
Howard, Michael
Hunter, Mark
Jackson, Stewart
Jenkin, Bernard
Kirkbride, Julie
Leech, John
Leigh, Edward
Liddell-Grainger, Ian
Lidington, David
Linton, Martin
Luff, Peter
MacKay, Andrew
Maclean, David
Mann, John
Maples, John
Meale, Alan
Miller, Andrew
Moffatt, Laura
Moore, Michael
Moss, Malcolm
Naysmith, Doug
Newmark, Brooks
Norris, Dan
Ottaway, Richard
Prisk, Mark
Pritchard, Mark
Rifkind, Malcolm
Robertson, Hugh
Rosindell, Andrew
Scott, Lee
Shepherd, Richard
Simpson, David
Snelgrove, Anne
Spellar, John
Steen, Anthony
Strang, Gavin
Swayne, Desmond
Swinson, Jo
Syms, Robert
Tipping, Paddy
Villiers, Theresa
Vis, Rudi
Walker, Charles
Waterson, Nigel
Whittingdale, John
Wiggin, Bill
Wilson, Sammy
Winterton, Nicholas
Wright, Jeremy

‘That this House recognises the 60th anniversary of Israel’s independence; congratulates the state on reaching this important milestone and looks forward to many more anniversaries in the years to come; acknowledges that Israel is a vibrant democracy founded on the principles of liberty, justice and freedom; applauds Israel’s internationally recognised achievements, including great advancements in research and development, medical science, as well as its pioneering innovation in agricultural technology, alternative energies and contributions to academia and the arts; recognises Israel’s economic resourcefulness and the cultural creativity of its diverse population; respects the strong bilateral relationship and co-operation Israel enjoys with the UK; and is full of hope that, despite the many political challenges that lie ahead, Israel will find peace with its neighbours so that all in the region can look forward to a future of security and prosperity.’

EDM 1484
60th ANNIVERSARY OF PALESTINIAN NAKBA
06.05.2008
Burden, Richard
86 signatures

Austin, John
Baker, Norman
Bayley, Hugh
Betts, Clive
Blunt, Crispin
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Brown, Lyn
Buck, Karen
Cable, Vincent
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Katy
Clelland, David
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Donohoe, Brian H
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Francis, Hywel
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Ian
Godsiff, Roger
Gummer, John
Hancock, Mike
Heath, David
Hemming, John
Hoey, Kate
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Horwood, Martin
Hughes, Simon
Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Kennedy, Charles
Laws, David
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Levitt, Tom
Linton, Martin
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
McKechin, Ann
Moore, Michael
Morgan, Julie
Osborne, Sandra
Rogerson, Daniel
Russell, Bob
Salter, Martin
Sanders, Adrian
Sarwar, Mohammad
Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Slaughter, Andy
Soames, Nicholas
Starkey, Phyllis
Stewart, Ian
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, Matthew
Thornberry, Emily
Thurso, John
Wareing, Robert N
Weir, Mike
Williams, Hywel
Willott, Jenny
Wood, Mike
Younger-Ross, Richard

‘That this House notes the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel; further notes that it coincides with the marking of 60 years since the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe); regrets that 60 years after 1948 there are still over four million UN-registered Palestinian refugees, in addition to those who were unable to register with the UN, who have yet to have their rights upheld as required by several UN resolutions and have yet to receive acknowledgment of the injustice that they suffered; further notes that there are over 250,000 internally displaced Palestinians inside Israel who have also not been allowed to return to their homes; further notes that over 530 Palestinian villages and towns were destroyed in that period and that Palestinian refugees have not been compensated for the loss of their property; and believes that achieving a just solution for Palestinian refugees is as essential a requirement for a comprehensive and durable peace in the Middle East as is full recognition and security for the State of Israel.’

EDM 1470
MULTIFAITH FORUM PROMOTED BY SAUDI ARABIA
01.05.2008
Kawczynski, Daniel
15 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin
Cryer, Ann
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Hancock, Mike
Jenkins, Brian
Russell, Bob
Simpson, Alan
Spink, Bob
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Betty
Willis, Phil
Wilshire, David [R]

‘That this House notes the initiative of the King of Saudi Arabia to bring together leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths to a forum; applauds the fact that the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques wishes to engage with other faiths to ensure that the many factors that bind the various religious beliefs are shared and promoted; and hopes that the forum will demonstrate to the forces of extremism that Saudi Arabia and Britain are firm friends who are united in their determination to work together for better understanding, tolerance and mutual respect.’

EDM 1426
EU YEAR OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
25.04.2008
Vaz, Keith
23 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Caton, Martin
Corbyn, Jeremy
Dean, Janet
Dismore, Andrew
Durkan, Mark
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
Hancock, Mike
Hopkins, Kelvin
Jones, Lynne
Lepper, David
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan
O’Hara, Edward
Purchase, Ken
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Betty

‘That this House welcomes the European Union’s Year of Intercultural Dialogue, which seeks to recognise that Europe’s great cultural diversity represents a unique advantage; recognises that all those living in Europe should be encouraged to explore the benefits of Europe’s diverse rich cultural heritages; and calls upon the Government to ensure that the United Kingdom participates fully in promoting this important initiative.’

EDM 1389
LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM
22.04.2008
Cohen, Harry
47 signatures

Anderson, David
Battle, John
Bottomley, Peter
Burgon, Colin
Cable, Vincent
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Corbyn, Jeremy
Crausby, David
Cruddas, Jon
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Flynn, Paul
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
Galloway, George
George, Andrew
Gibson, Ian
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hunter, Mark
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan
Price, Adam
Purchase, Ken
Riordan, Linda
Sarwar, Mohammad
Singh, Marsha
Skinner, Dennis
Swinson, Jo
Trickett, Jon
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House welcomes the Love Music Hate Racism Carnival due to take place in East London on Sunday 27th April 2008; recognises the historic impact and importance of the Rock Against Racism Concert which took place in Victoria Park in 1978; congratulates Love Music Hate Racism performers, organisers and supporters including trade unions; is aware that many anti-racism activists have campaigned over a long period to thwart the spread of racism in the United Kingdom over the past 30 years and to stop it being considered in any way acceptable; notes that the racist BNP are hoping to secure a seat in the forthcoming London Assembly elections and in other council elections; and calls on voters in London and throughout the country to use their vote on 1st May to keep the racists out of public office.’

EDM 1366
INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
21.04.2008
McDonnell, John
37 signatures

Austin, John
Baker, Norman
Bottomley, Peter
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
George, Andrew
Gibson, Ian
Hancock, Mike
Hopkins, Kelvin
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Mackinlay, Andrew
McGrady, Eddie
Meale, Alan
Osborne, Sandra
Riordan, Linda
Sharma, Virendra Kumar
Sheridan, Jim
Simpson, David
Singh, Marsha
Stunell, Andrew
Taylor, Dari
Thornberry, Emily
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House notes that as one of its final actions the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) produced a report identifying 15 Government departments that failed properly to implement the provisions of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 – legislation designed to tackle institutional racism – and recommended enforcement action against them; further notes that job cuts in a number of the Government departments referred to in the report have had a negative and disproportionate impact on race grounds, and that despite this at least one department has proceeded to make staff compulsorily redundant before conducting a race equality impact assessment; is concerned that 10 years after the publication of Sir William McPherson’s report on the death of Stephen Lawrence which identified the need to tackle institutional racism, sufficient progress has not been made in central Government departments; is further concerned that failure to take robust action will render the review of race equality schemes for the 2008 to 2011 period meaningless, resulting in the continued entrenchment of inequality; and calls on the new Equality and Human Rights Commission to pursue legal enforcement against those departments that have not taken urgent action to become compliant as a result of the CRE’s report.’

EDM 1268
RECOGNITION OF KASHMIRI COMMUNITY IN CENSUS RETURNS
26.03.2008
Riordan, Linda
57 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Austin, John
Bercow, John
Bottomley, Peter
Brown, Lyn
Caton, Martin
Chaytor, David
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Katy
Clarke, Tom
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Drew, David
Etherington, Bill
Fisher, Mark
Foster, Don
George, Andrew
Gibson, Ian
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Heppell, John
Heyes, David
Hopkins, Kelvin
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Kevan
Kramer, Susan
Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Meacher, Michael
Moran, Margaret
Morgan, Julie
Naysmith, Doug
Pope, Greg
Robertson, Angus
Rowen, Paul
Sarwar, Mohammad
Singh, Marsha
Spink, Bob
Stringer, Graham
Turner, Desmond
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N
Willott, Jenny
Wood, Mike

‘That this House recognises there is a considerable Kashmir community within the UK and praises the community for its contribution to the fabric of British life; notes that in previous census returns there has not been a separate Kashmiri ethnic group category; therefore calls on the Government to give recognition to the 600,000 Kashmiri people estimated to be living in the UK by ensuring that the 2011 census return has a separate section for Kashmiri people to identify themselves; and looks forward to Kashmiri people living in the UK being able to register their identity as the many other ethnic groups that live in the UK are able to do.’

EDM 1162
IRAQ 11.03.2008  
Cohen, Harry
30 signatures

Burgon, Colin
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davey, Edward
Drew, David
Flynn, Paul
Gibson, Ian
Hemming, John
Hopkins, Kelvin
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Kilfoyle, Peter
Leech, John
MacNeil, Angus
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Price, Adam
Reed, Andy
Rennie, Willie
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Soulsby, Peter
Spink, Bob
Swinson, Jo
Trickett, Jon
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House records that, on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, for far too many reasons and outcomes to mention, the occupation of Iraq has been an utter failure.’

EDM 1163 – this was an amendment proposed to the EDM presented above.
IRAQ (No. 2) 11.03.2008  
Cohen, Harry
39 signatures

Burgon, Colin
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davey, Edward
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Flynn, Paul
George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hosie, Stewart
Hughes, Simon
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Kilfoyle, Peter
Leech, John
MacNeil, Angus
McDonnell, John
Price, Adam
Robertson, Angus
Russell, Bob
Salmond, Alex
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Soulsby, Peter
Spink, Bob
Swinson, Jo
Wareing, Robert N
Weir, Mike
Williams, Stephen
Wishart, Pete

‘That this House records that, on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the reasons given for it, including the infamous weapons of mass destruction, were falsehoods; and notes that the widespread allegation that the invasion was illegal is almost certainly well-founded.’

EDM 987
TANDOORI AND CURRY CHEFS
20.02.2008
Younger-Ross, Richard
38 signatures

Austin, John
Binley, Brian
Bottomley, Peter
Buck, Karen
Cable, Vincent
Corbyn, Jeremy
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Featherstone, Lynne
Hamilton, David
Hamilton, Fabian
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Horwood, Martin
Hunter, Mark
Keetch, Paul
Kramer, Susan
Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn
Opik, Lembit
Robertson, Angus
Rowen, Paul
Salmond, Alex
Sharma, Virendra Kumar
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Spink, Bob
Teather, Sarah
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Weir, Mike
Williams, Mark
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen
Willott, Jenny

‘That this House notes the concern of Asian restaurateurs that new immigration regulations are causing a shortage of tandoori and curry chefs; further notes that this shortage is threatening the viability of many restaurants that have contributed both financially and culturally to the UK; and calls on the Government to review the regulations, such as the need to speak good English before arrival, so as to ensure an adequate supply of temporary work visas for tandoori and curry chefs.’

EDM 942
PRESS COMPLAINTS COMMISSION
18.02.2008
Russell, Bob
33 signatures

Anderson, Janet
Breed, Colin
Campbell, Gregory
Conway, Derek
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
Foster, Michael Jabez
Hancock, Mike
Holmes, Paul
Hunter, Mark
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
McCrea, Dr William
Pugh, John
Purchase, Ken
Sanders, Adrian
Simpson, Alan
Spink, Bob
Vis, Rudi
Willis, Phil
Wilson, Sammy
Younger-Ross, Richard

‘That this House notes that over the past 10 years the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has received a total of 28,227 complaints from members of the public; is alarmed that the Commission refused to consider ruling on 25,457 complaints, with just over 90 per cent. rejected on technical grounds without the PCC even investigating the complaint; is concerned that only 2,770 complaints were accepted for investigation, of which 2,322 were then resolved when the newspaper reacted to the PCC’s acceptance of the complaint by agreeing to apologise or to publish a clarification; is intrigued that only 448 complaints representing 1.6 per cent. of the total, succeeded in persuading the PCC to make a formal adjudication, of which 251 were subsequently rejected; finds it incredible that only 197 (0.69 per cent.) of the 28,227 complaints sent to the PCC over the past 10 years were upheld by an adjudication; pays tribute to investigative journalist Nick Davies for the recent disclosure of these figures in his book Flat Earth News; and calls on the Government to investigate the working of the Press Complaints Commission in light of the findings by Mr Davies.’

EDM 934
KOSOVA
18.02.2008
Robertson, Angus
16 signatures

Austin, John
Bottomley, Peter
Efford, Clive
Flynn, Paul
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger
Hosie, Stewart
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
Salmond, Alex
Vis, Rudi
Weir, Mike
Williams, Hywel
Wishart, Pete

‘That this House welcomes the Kosovan Declaration of Independence; calls on the UK Government, and other countries, to act quickly to recognise and respect Kosova’s status as a sovereign state; notes that the Kosovan government has promised to respect democracy and the rights of all minorities within the country; and looks forward to embracing both Kosova and Serbia as sovereign nations within Europe.’

EDM 794
VISA APPLICATION OF SHEIKH YUSUF AL-QARADAWI
28.01.2008
Evans, Nigel
22 signatures

Bottomley, Peter
Campbell, Gregory
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Philip
Dismore, Andrew
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Hancock, Mike
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hoyle, Lindsay
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Lewis, Julian
McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, Alasdair
Pope, Greg
Spink, Bob
Vis, Rudi
Williams, Stephen

‘That this House expresses its grave concern at reports that Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood has applied for a visa to visit London; is appalled that al-Qaradawi has spoken in favour of suicide bombings and of the execution of homosexuals; further notes that al-Qaradawi has been banned from entering the USA since 1999; is dismayed that he could be granted entry to the UK; and calls on the Government to reject his visa application without delay.’

EDM 693
BLACK, MINORITY ETHNIC AND REFUGEE WOMEN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
14.01.2008
Riordan, Linda
109 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Anderson, David
Austin, John
Battle, John
Beith, Alan
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Browne, Jeremy
Buck, Karen
Burt, Lorely
Butler, Dawn
Cable, Vincent
Caborn, Richard
Campbell, Menzies
Caton, Martin
Cohen, Harry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Crausby, David
Cruddas, Jon
Cryer, Ann
Curtis-Thomas, Claire
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Farron, Timothy
Featherstone, Lynne
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
George, Andrew
Gibson, Ian
Godsiff, Roger
Goldsworthy, Julia
Hancock, Mike
Harris, Evan
Henderson, Doug
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hosie, Stewart
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hughes, Simon
Humble, Joan
Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
James, Sian C
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Jones, Martyn
Keeble, Sally
Keen, Alan
Keetch, Paul
Kennedy, Charles
Kramer, Susan
Lamb, Norman
Laxton, Bob
Leech, John
Lloyd, Tony
Llwyd, Elfyn
Love, Andrew
McCafferty, Chris
McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, John
McGrady, Eddie
Meale, Alan
Moffatt, Laura
Morgan, Julie
Mulholland, Greg
Oaten, Mark
Opik, Lembit
Osborne, Sandra
Pugh, John
Rennie, Willie
Rowen, Paul
Sanders, Adrian
Sarwar, Mohammad
Sharma, Virendra Kumar
Sheridan, Jim
Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Skinner, Dennis
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Taylor, Dari
Taylor, David
Taylor, Matthew
Taylor, Richard
Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily
Turner, Desmond
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N
Weir, Mike
Williams, Betty
Williams, Hywel
Williams, Mark
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen
Willis, Phil
Willott, Jenny

‘That this House notes that the Government has brought forward new legislation on domestic violence; draws attention to the acute under-funding of black, minority ethnic and refugee (BMER) women’s services; further notes that research conducted by BMER women’s organisations such as IMKAAN reveals that many BMER services are facing closure, takeover by mainstream organisations and reductions in funding, thereby dangerously reducing BMER women’s access to places of safety; considers that women suffering from abuse and violence, who do not have settled immigration status in the UK, are prevented from seeking protection due to the no recourse to public funds requirement; believes that securing alternative safe housing, benefits and specialist services are often prerequisites to leaving an abusive relationship; calls upon the Government to acknowledge the value of small-sized grassroots specialist BMER women’s projects and sustain investment in them; urges the Government to meet the demands made by IMKAAN and its network of over 40 BMER refuges across the UK, Saheli Ltd., Southall Black Sisters, Newham Asian Women’s Project, Asian Women’s Resource Centre and African Women’s Care to abolish the no recourse to public funds requirement for all women with insecure status who are subject to violence and abuse in the contexts of marriage, domestic work and trafficking; and further calls upon the Government to set up a national cross-governmental violence against women strategy and, within that, a strategy around the needs of BMER women and children.’

EDM 677
YOUNG PEOPLE IN DEPRIVED AREAS
10.01.2008
Sheerman, Barry
63 signatures

Anderson, David
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Buck, Karen
Burt, Lorely
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clark, Greg
Conway, Derek
Corbyn, Jeremy
Crausby, David
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Drew, David
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
George, Bruce
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Heyes, David
Hodgson, Sharon
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Horam, John
Horwood, Martin
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hughes, Simon
Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Glenda
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Keetch, Paul
Kemp, Fraser
Leech, John
Lloyd, Tony
Loughton, Tim
Love, Andrew
Marsden, Gordon
McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
McGrady, Eddie
Meale, Alan
Naysmith, Doug
Reed, Andy
Sanders, Adrian
Simpson, Alan
Simpson, David
Southworth, Helen
Taylor, Dari
Vis, Rudi
Walley, Joan
Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Mark
Williams, Stephen
Willis, Phil
Willott, Jenny

‘That this House is concerned about the plight of young people in deprived areas and welcomes Save the Children and British Gas grants scheme aimed at empowering and engaging children and young people in those areas who actively want to make a difference to their lives and the lives of their community; congratulates Save the Children and British Gas Help Yourselves award winners; encourages young people with ideas about improving their local community to apply for awards of £1,000 to £10,000 through the scheme; and calls on the Government to do more to support young people living in deprived areas.’

EDM 623
IRAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST
18.12.2007
Corbyn, Jeremy
32 signatures

Austin, John
Brake, Tom
Bruce, Malcolm
Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Cryer, Ann
Davies, Dai
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Flynn, Paul
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Godsiff, Roger
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Iddon, Brian
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn
McDonnell, Alasdair
Taylor, David
Thornberry, Emily
Wareing, Robert N
Webb, Steve
Williams, Hywel
Williams, Roger
Wilson, Sammy

‘That this House notes the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency-Iran work plan of 27th August and the IAEA’s report of 15th November clarifying and clearing a number of major outstanding issues in relation to Iran’s past nuclear activities; notes the judgement of the recent US National Intelligence Estimate that Iran does not have an active nuclear weapons programme at present; is strongly concerned about the continued threats of a military attack against Iran which could start another catastrophic war in the Middle East; urges immediate, direct and unconditional negotiations between the US and Iran on all points of dispute; and calls on the Government to oppose publicly any military intervention by the US and/or Israel in Iran.’

EDM 505
OPINION POLL ON IRAN
06.12.2007
Galloway, George
13 signatures

Cable, Vincent
Corbyn, Jeremy
Etherington, Bill
Gibson, Ian
Hopkins, Kelvin
Hunter, Mark
MacNeil, Angus
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Simpson, Alan
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House congratulates the Mayor of London on his commissioning of a Mori Poll which, inter-alia, revealed that 70 per cent. of Londoners believed that the British Government’s support for an American-led attack on Iran would make London less safe; notes that only 3 per cent. believed that it would make London more safe, whilst 78 per cent. of Londoners believed that the British support for such an attack on Iran would make a terrorist attack on London more likely; further notes that 75 per cent. of Londoners thought America would be wrong to take military action against Iran and that 75 per cent. would oppose British forces joining American-led military action against Iran; and therefore calls upon the Government to take careful note of these opinions, which are widely shared throughout the country.’

EDM 493
VOTING AGE
05.12.2007
Morgan, Julie
111 signatures

Alexander, Danny
Atkins, Charlotte
Austin, John
Baker, Norman
Battle, John
Beith, Alan
Bercow, John
Berry, Roger
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Brooke, Annette
Bruce, Malcolm
Butler, Dawn
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Menzies
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Chaytor, David
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Katy
Clwyd, Ann
Cohen, Harry
Cook, Frank
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cousins, Jim
Cryer, Ann
Curtis-Thomas, Claire
Davies, Dai
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dobbin, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Efford, Clive
Etherington, Bill
Farron, Timothy
Featherstone, Lynne
Fisher, Mark
Foster, Don
Foster, Michael Jabez
Francis, Hywel
Galloway, George
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Gidley, Sandra
Gilroy, Linda
Goldsworthy, Julia
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Heyes, David
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Horwood, Martin
Howarth, David
Huhne, Chris
Hunter, Mark
James, Sian C
Jones, Lynne
Kennedy, Charles
Kramer, Susan
Lamb, Norman
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Llwyd, Elfyn
Mackinlay, Andrew
MacNeil, Angus
McCafferty, Chris
McCartney, Ian
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Mitchell, Austin
Mulholland, Greg
Murphy, Denis
Naysmith, Doug
Oaten, Mark
O’Hara, Edward
Opik, Lembit
Owen, Albert
Pope, Greg
Price, Adam
Prosser, Gwyn
Reed, Andy
Rennie, Willie
Riordan, Linda
Rogerson, Daniel
Rowen, Paul
Ruane, Chris
Sanders, Adrian
Scott, Lee
Simpson, Alan
Singh, Marsha
Spink, Bob
Starkey, Phyllis
Stewart, Ian
Stunell, Andrew
Swinson, Jo
Teather, Sarah
Turner, Desmond
Vis, Rudi
Weir, Mike
Whitehead, Alan
Williams, Betty
Williams, Mark
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen
Willis, Phil
Willott, Jenny
Wishart, Pete
Wright, Anthony D
Younger-Ross, Richard

‘That this House welcome the Government’s plans to consider the arguments for lowering the voting age to 16, as stated in the Governance of Britain Green Paper; notes that 16 and 17 year olds have been calling for the right to vote for many years through the Votes at 16 coalition; notes that 16 is the age at which young people start to make real decisions about their lives, and many significant rights come into play; recognises that lowering the voting age could play a huge role in helping young people feel more connected with political processes and is the next logical extension for citizenship education; and therefore supports the Voting Age (Reduction) Bill introduced into this House; and calls on the Government to establish without delay the Youth Citizenship Commission with a clear remit to develop the necessary framework for reducing the voting age to 16.’

EDM 366
ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
22.11.2007
Burden, Richard
85 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Anderson, David
Austin, John
Bailey, Adrian
Berry, Roger
Betts, Clive
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin
Brown, Lyn
Bruce, Malcolm
Buck, Karen
Burstow, Paul
Cable, Vincent
Carmichael, Alistair
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Cohen, Harry
Cryer, Ann
Cunningham, Jim
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dowd, Jim
Drew, David
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Foster, Don
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Godsiff, Roger
Hall, Patrick
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Harris, Evan
Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Horam, John
Howarth, David
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Laxton, Bob
Leech, John
Lepper, David
Levitt, Tom
Lloyd, Tony
Love, Andrew
MacNeil, Angus
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
McGrady, Eddie
McKechin, Ann
Moffat, Anne
Moffatt, Laura
Morgan, Julie
Mudie, George
Naysmith, Doug
Osborne, Sandra
Owen, Albert
Prentice, Gordon
Reed, Andy
Reid, Alan
Rennie, Willie
Russell, Bob
Sarwar, Mohammad
Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan
Smith, Robert
Swinson, Jo
Thornberry, Emily
Trickett, Jon
Weir, Mike
Williams, Betty
Williams, Mark
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen
Winterton, Nicholas

‘That this House calls for a complete freeze on all Israeli settlement activity in the Occupied Territories; welcomes the Israeli announcement to partially freeze settlement construction prior to the Annapolis meeting; however, notes that despite the transfer of Israeli civilians into the Occupied Territories being illegal under international law, the Israeli settler population in the West Bank has grown steadily by around 5.5 per cent. each year to a total of 450,000; acknowledges that this is significantly higher than the population growth rate inside Israel (1.8 per cent.); further notes that Israel has failed to take any action to dismantle the 106 outposts which it accepts are unauthorised; calls on the Government to urge Israel to immediately and permanently cease all settlement expansion in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights, including construction for so-called natural growth and the construction of infrastructure supporting the settlements, bypass roads and the barrier, and the provision of Government subsidies and other incentives for settlers; regards with serious concern the devastating impact on the Palestinians’ freedom of movement caused by the settlements which dissect the West Bank into fragmented enclaves; and considers that the settlements are a serious threat to a viable independent Palestinian state as part of a negotiated two-state solution.’

EDM 269
CHILD POVERTY IN LONDON AND BLACK AND ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITIES 14.11.2007  
Abbott, Diane
27 signatures

Austin, John
Battle, John
Buck, Karen
Campbell, Ronnie
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Katy
Corbyn, Jeremy
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim
Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Galloway, George
Hancock, Mike
Hemming, John
Jackson, Glenda
Jones, Lynne
Llwyd, Elfyn
McDonnell, Alasdair
Owen, Albert
Simpson, Alan
Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi
Wareing, Robert N

‘That this House recognises the results of the Institute for Social and Economic Research’s recent report into child poverty in London which finds that the high level of child poverty in London will have adverse affects on the Government’s child poverty targets; notes that at present black and ethnic minority communities in London are disproportionately affected by social exclusion and poverty; further notes that the report estimates that removing current disparities in parental unemployment rates between white and black and ethnic minority populations in London would reduce child poverty rates by 4.5 per cent.; and calls on the Government to bring child benefit for the second and subsequent children up to the level of the first child, increase child benefit payments for all children, raise the level of the minimum wage in London and review the system of housing benefit so that it is not a disincentive to return to work in areas with high housing costs.’

EDM 199
SELF-DETERMINATION FOR PEOPLE OF KASHMIR
12.11.2007
Godsiff, Roger
30 signatures

Anderson, David
Anderson, Janet
Breed, Colin
Caton, Martin
Chaytor, David
Conway, Derek
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Dobbin, Jim
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Hancock, Mike
Heppell, John
Holmes, Paul
Iddon, Brian
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn
MacNeil, Angus
Moffatt, Laura
Moran, Margaret
Pope, Greg
Prentice, Gordon
Rogerson, Daniel
Simpson, Alan
Stringer, Graham
Vis, Rudi
Younger-Ross, Richard

‘That this House recognises that the question of self-determination for the people of Kashmir remains unresolved more than 60 years after the creation of India and Pakistan as independent states; and reaffirms its belief that the UK Government should continue vigorously to support the right of the Kashmiri people to determine their own future.’

EDM 114
PALESTINIAN OLIVE GROVES
07.11.2007
Weir, Mike
64 signatures

Abbott, Diane
Austin, John
Baker, Norman
Berry, Roger
Betts, Clive
Bottomley, Peter
Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette
Buck, Karen
Burden, Richard
Burstow, Paul
Cable, Vincent
Campbell, Menzies
Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy
Cohen, Harry
Cryer, Ann
Dean, Janet
Durkan, Mark
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel
Foster, Michael Jabez
George, Andrew
Gerrard, Neil
Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick
Heath, David
Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin
Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne
Leech, John
Levitt, Tom
Love, Andrew
MacNeil, Angus
McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan
Morgan, Julie
Murphy, Denis
O’Hara, Edward
Opik, Lembit
Owen, Albert
Pope, Greg
Reed, Andy
Riordan, Linda
Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan
Starkey, Phyllis
Stunell, Andrew
Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily
Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Betty
Williams, Hywel
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen
Younger-Ross, Richard

‘That this House notes that olive groves are an important part of the Palestinian economy; further notes that the separation wall currently being constructed by Israel separates many Palestinian farmers from their olive groves and that the United Nations has stated that one million trees will be inaccessible or access restricted behind the barrier once the route is completed; recognises that economic progress is vital for peace; and calls upon the Government to make strong representations to the government of Israel to allow Palestinian farmers full access to their olive groves.’

EDM 114A1  – this was an amendment proposed to the EDM above
PALESTINIAN OLIVE GROVES
14.01.2008
Bruce, Malcolm
1 signatures

‘after `completed’, insert `further recognises that security measures of Jewish settlements prevent Palestinian farmers collecting their olives and other crops in all parts of the West Bank.’.

EDM 839
STOP AND SEARCH AND SOCIAL COHESION
31.01.2008
Galloway, George
1 signatures

‘That this House recalls the systemic use of police stop and search powers in the 1970s and 1980s, and the social consequences – in the form of the inner city riots of 1981 and 1985 – which followed; is mindful of the increased use of stop and search in recent years and the deleterious consequences which that has had for social cohesion; is further mindful of the evidence which shows that not only is stop and search an ineffective method of dealing with crime and terrorism, but also that its widespread use leads to the alienation of the very communities whose co-operation is vital to tackling extremism; and is therefore alarmed at the apparent willingness of the Government and the official Opposition to encourage still more use of stop and search, and abandonment of checks and balances which were part of the lessons learned from the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence.’