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RUSSIAN FEDERATION LEGISLATION AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 775: tabled on 11 February 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 notes with concern the Russian Federation legislation, on freedom of conscience and on religious associations, passed in September 1997; further notes the crackdown that has already taken place against religious groups including Jews, Pentecostals, Roman Catholics and the Salvation Army, despite assurances given by President Yeltsin and officials that legislation was intended only to control and curtail the harmful activities of key cults and sects; fears that an even more restrictive crackdown will occur in 2000 when the period for re-registration expires; and urges the Government to raise this issue as a matter of priority at the forthcoming EU-Russia Summit and to press for this law, which contravenes the European Convention of Human Rights, Russia's commitments on accession to the Council of Europe and indeed its own constitution, to be annulled.

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.

Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
Romsey
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 1998
Perth
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 1998
Kingston and Surbiton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Hendon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 1998
Lagan Valley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1998
Walthamstow
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Edinburgh West
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 1998
Runnymede and Weybridge
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bury South
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 February 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1998
Knowsley South
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 1998
Uxbridge
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 February 1998
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
Meriden
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 1998
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 1998
Rochford and Southend East
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 1998
West Tyrone
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1998
Congleton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.