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WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 873: tabled on 03 March 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 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 offers its support for the women of Afghanistan who have been stripped of rights taken for granted in this country, who are banned from work and barred from receiving any education, are not allowed to leave home unaccompanied or to speak in public and are forced to wear the all-enveloping burqa and for whom healthcare is almost non-existent; notes that thousands of widows are deprived of the right to earn any livelihood for their families and that their children are forced to scavenge on the streets; therefore calls upon the Government to initiate a campaign at the UN to ensure that the Declaration of Human Rights is respected in Afghanistan, and the rights of women upheld; and further calls upon honourable Members to wear a flower on 8th March to show solidarity with Afghan women.

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.

Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Workington
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 1998
Perth
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1998
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 1998
Moray
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1998
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Romford
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Reading East
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1998
Portsmouth South
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 May 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 1998
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 March 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Edmonton
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Wrexham
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 1998
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1998
Bristol North West
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Pendle
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1998
Portsmouth North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Kettering
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 1998
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Swansea West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Batley and Spen

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.