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OUTSTANDING CLAIMS OF JAPANESE POWS AND CIVILIAN INTERNEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1272: tabled on 20 June 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 88 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House believes that the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II is the ideal time to acknowledge the terrible suffering of the former servicemen and civilian internees who were taken prisoner by the Japanese during the course of the War; expresses its deep concern that, despite the 50 years that have elapsed since the end of the War, the Japanese Government has failed to apologise formally for their actions and compensate the former prisoners of war and civilian internees for their suffering; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to take whatever steps it can to support the former prisoners, including refusing to agree to Japan being given a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, until this matter is resolved and by calling on the Japanese Government to apologise fully to the former prisoners of war and civilian internees and compensate them to the sum of ú14,000 each.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Body, Sir Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1995
Holland with Boston
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Manchester, Withington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 1995
Gordon
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 1995
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Rochford
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Midlothian
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1995
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 1995
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1995
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1995
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1995
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Coventry South East
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 1995
Perth and Kinross
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 June 1995
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1995
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 1995
Moray
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Newport West
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1995
Wellingborough
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1995
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1995
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1995
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1995
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Bridgend
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 1995
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Streatham
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1995
Clydesdale
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Pontypridd
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1995
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1995
Ravensbourne
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 1995
Basingstoke
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 1995
Wealden
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1995
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 1995
Cheltenham
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1995
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1995
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 1995
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1995
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 1995
Rochdale
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Thurrock
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 1995
Christchurch
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Hendon South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Sheffield, Heeley
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 1995
Lagan Valley
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 1995
Taunton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1995
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Lewisham East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1995
Rhondda
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1995
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 1995
South Belfast
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1995
Hammersmith
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Warley West
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1995
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
City of Durham
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1995
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1995
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1995
Sherwood
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 1995
Upper Bann
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 1995
North Cornwall
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1995
Orkney and Shetland
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 1995
Angus East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 June 1995
Caernarfon
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1995
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1995
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.