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United Kingdom and UNESCO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 598: tabled on 21 February 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 113 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.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates UNESCO's Director-General Dr Federico Mayor for securing the acceptance by the organisation's General Conference of a reformed constructive policy, programme, management strategy and development plan which are more focussed, practical and appropriate than before and which are consistent with UNESCO's constitutional responsibilities; further congratulates him for acting successfully to address the problems of politicization, poor management, excessive budgetary growth, and the contentious issue of the freedom of the Press, information and communication; believes that these moves towards the creation of a more efficient organisation with an inventive and more clearly defined programme, with which the United Kingdom could feel more at home, should enable Her Majesty's Government to declare, at the earliest date possible, its intention to secure the United Kingdom's resumed membership of UNESCO.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1990
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1990
Chesterfield
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Ealing, Southall
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1990
Sheffield, Brightside
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1990
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1990
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1990
Manchester, Withington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 1990
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1990
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1990
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1990
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 1990
Montgomery
Cartwright, John
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 7 March 1990
Woolwich
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1990
Leyton
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1990
Birmingham, Erdington
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
South Staffordshire
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1990
Easington
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 May 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Midlothian
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1990
Falkirk East
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 1990
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1990
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1990
Blaenau Gwent
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1990
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 1990
Hendon North
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1990
Ealing North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1990
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Wentworth
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 1990
Saffron Walden
Healey, Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1990
Leeds East
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1990
Vauxhall
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Pontypridd
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1990
Coventry North East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Newport East
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 April 1990
Foyle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1990
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1990
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 March 1990
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Clwyd South West
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1990
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1990
Broxtowe
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1990
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1990
Stretford
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1990
Western Isles
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1990
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1990
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1990
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1990
Newbury
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 April 1990
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Cardiff South and Penarth
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Kirkcaldy
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1990
Devizes
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1990
Torfaen
Owen, Dr David
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 26 February 1990
Plymouth, Devonport
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Burnley
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
North Durham
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
Lewes
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1990
Coventry North West
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1990
Dundee West
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1990
Mid Kent
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 1990
Banff and Buchan
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1990
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Oxford East
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Newham South
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 1990
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 1990
Edinburgh East
Taylor, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1990
Dewsbury
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1990
Truro
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
Leominster
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1990
Wansbeck
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
Bexleyheath
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 1990
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1990
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1990
Westbury
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1990
Glasgow Central
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 February 1990
Caernarfon
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Cunninghame North
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1990
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Glasgow, Provan
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Bolton South East

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.

United Kingdom and UNESCO (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'responsibilities' to end and add, 'regrets the slow progress so far despite the good intentions of Dr. Mayor; sees no urgency over Britain rejoining UNESCO; prefers to see British cultural, artistic and academic activity channelled internationally on a bilateral basis through the British Council rather than through UNESCO; welcomes the increased funding provided for the British Council by Her Majesty's Government; and congratulates the British Council on its excellent work in promoting Britain abroad.'.
Conservative, Twickenham
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EDM 598A1: tabled on 15 March 1990