House of Commons
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CHILDREN INTERNED IN THE FAR EAST IN WORLD WAR II
EDM #647
Tabled 12 March 1997
1996-97 Session
That this House expresses its deep concern that more than 50 years after the end of World War II those British children who were interned by the Japanese have received no direct compensation from any source; considers that action needs to be taken following the recommendations by the United Nations Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, adopted by the General Assembly, which welcomed the information that the Permanent Court of Arbitration is available to victims of violations of human rights, including various forms of slavery, and to states, should the parties wish to submit any matters to arbitration; draws the attention of the parties concerned to the possibility of making agreements on voluntary submission to the jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; considers that the prompt establishment of a Japanese administrative tribunal to deal with persons who suffered maltreatment, in particular subjection to treatment akin to slavery, would effectively settle such grievances; invites the Government of Japan to co-operate with the United Nations and the specialised agencies in this matter; notes that the Swiss and German governments have recently set up funds to compensate victims of human rights violations in World War II; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to play its part in this process and in particular to co-operate with non-governmental organisations, which are seeking to negotiate an honourable settlement between the parties concerned.

Signatures (78)

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.
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
13 March 1997
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
20 March 1997
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
13 March 1997
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
18 March 1997
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
13 March 1997
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
18 March 1997
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
13 March 1997
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
12 March 1997
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
17 March 1997
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
13 March 1997
Cox, Tom
Labour
17 March 1997
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
17 March 1997
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
12 March 1997
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
12 March 1997
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
19 March 1997
Dowd, Jim
Labour
12 March 1997
Eastham, Ken
Labour
18 March 1997
Etherington, Bill
Labour
12 March 1997
Evans, John
Labour
13 March 1997
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
18 March 1997
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
13 March 1997
Flynn, Paul
Labour
17 March 1997
Gapes, Mike
Labour
19 March 1997
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
18 March 1997
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
19 March 1997
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
12 March 1997
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
19 March 1997
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
20 March 1997
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
18 March 1997
Hardy, Peter
Labour
18 March 1997
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
19 March 1997
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
12 March 1997
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
12 March 1997
Howarth, Alan
Labour
17 March 1997
Hughes, Roy
Labour
17 March 1997
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
18 March 1997
Jones, Lynne
Labour
13 March 1997
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
18 March 1997
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
17 March 1997
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
18 March 1997
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
19 March 1997
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
13 March 1997
Mahon, Alice
Labour
18 March 1997
Marshall, Sir Michael
Conservative
12 March 1997
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
19 March 1997
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
13 March 1997
Morris, Alf
Labour
19 March 1997
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
12 March 1997
Nicholson, David
Conservative
19 March 1997
Nicholson, Emma
Liberal Democrat
18 March 1997
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
19 March 1997
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
20 March 1997
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
12 March 1997
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
12 March 1997
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
12 March 1997
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
12 March 1997
Smith, Llew
Labour
17 March 1997
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
13 March 1997
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
19 March 1997
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
20 March 1997
Stott, Roger
Labour
18 March 1997
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
19 March 1997
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
17 March 1997
Thurnham, Peter
Liberal Democrat
18 March 1997
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
13 March 1997
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
20 March 1997
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
18 March 1997
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
17 March 1997
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
18 March 1997
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
12 March 1997
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
18 March 1997
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
18 March 1997
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion