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Latin America, Britain and Europe

EDM (Early Day Motion) 459: tabled on 06 February 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 sees no valid reason for the very low priority accorded by Her Majesty's Government and the EC to Latin America; believes that our mistake in abandoning Latin America to the aggressive and exploitative practices of the United States interests is partly responsible for the social turmoil, the poverty and the repression which affect many people in Latin America; finds particular shame in both the disgraceful saga of the international debt, resembling more a loan shark operation at international scale than a respectable financial deal, and the International Monetary Fund policies which have forced the Latin American governments to apply damaging economic and social measures just for the sake of ensuring that powerful and wealthy people in the northern hemisphere can continue to prosper at the expense of the poor; calls upon Her Majesty's Government to reverse their approach to Latin America and together with other European countries to launch a new initiative responding to the democratic authorities and movements of Latin America which need our active presence and material support to carry out their policies for economic growth, social justice, democracy and real self-determination; and also calls all the European parliaments and the EC Parliament to urgently debate this issue which, like our support for Eastern Europe, is so relevant to our own prosperity and peace.

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.

Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Manchester, Withington
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1990
Edinburgh, Leith
Buckley, George
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Hemsworth
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1990
Islington North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Easington
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Warley East
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1990
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Wallsend
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Wentworth
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Coventry North East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1990
Barnsley Central
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Liverpool, Garston
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1990
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Dundee East
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Don Valley
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Bolsover
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1990
Preston

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.

Latin America, Britain and Europe (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'Government' to end and add 'to Latin America over the last fifty years, particularly when recalling the part that Britain played in the independence struggle and subsequent economic development of the region; notes that almost all the Republics have restored the democratic process; and calls on both the British Government and the European Community to afford Latin America a higher priority in terms of trading and export finance conditions and of political and cultural relationships.'.
Conservative, Gravesham
4
signatures
EDM 459A1: tabled on 7 February 1990