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THE DYING ROOMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1251: tabled on 14 June 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendment to this motion

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Motion text

That this House congratulates Channel 4 film-makers Brian Woods and Kate Blewett on their production The Dying Rooms; notes that they travelled throughout China amassing first hand evidence of the brutal results of the state population control programme which restricts families to one child; notes that this includes compulsory abortion and sterilisation and because of cultural bias has resulted in girl babies and those who are disabled being abandoned in orphanages; further notes that the film documents these children in state asylums, with their arms and legs tied in seatless chairs with potties underneath being left to die from absolute neglect; notes that British taxpayers' money is used to finance the Chinese population control programme through the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the UNFPA; calls upon Her Majesty's Government to withdraw all financial assistance from both these agencies and from all Chinese state programmes until the coercive population control programme has been stopped; and further calls upon the Government to demand that the United Nations should transfer the Fourth World Conference on Women, scheduled for September, from Beijing in China to a country with a civilised policy towards females, both adult and minor.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1995
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1995
Ilford North
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1995
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1995
Bootle
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1995
Houghton and Washington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1995
Canterbury
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1995
Birmingham, Northfield
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1995
Coventry South West
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1995
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 1995
Montgomery
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 1995
Stafford
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 1995
Rochford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 1995
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1995
Wyre Forest
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1995
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1995
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1995
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1995
Coventry South East
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 July 1995
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 16 October 1995
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1995
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1995
Dartford
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1995
Medway
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1995
Wellingborough
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1995
Walthamstow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 1995
Ealing North
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
East Lothian
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 31 October 1995
Warrington North
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Twickenham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1995
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 1995
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 1995
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1995
Ealing, Southall
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1995
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 June 1995
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 1995
Rochdale
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1995
Rotherham
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1995
Christchurch
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1995
Glasgow, Springburn
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1995
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1995
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Mr Robert
Signed on 11 July 1995
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 October 1995
South Down
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1995
Blaydon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1995
Normanton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1995
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1995
Liverpool, Riverside
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 1995
Batley and Spen
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1995
West Lancashire
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 1995
East Londonderry
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1995
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 1995
South Belfast
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1995
West Dorset
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1995
Dunfermline West
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1995
Eastwood
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1995
Bradford South
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1995
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Wansbeck
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1995
Islwyn
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1995
Wolverhampton South East
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Swansea West
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 1995
Macclesfield
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1995
Cannock and Burntwood

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

THE DYING ROOMS (Amendment 1)
leave out `from both these agencies and '.
Labour, Stockton North
9
signatures
EDM 1251A1: tabled on 19 June 1995