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Sanctions against South Africa

EDM (Early Day Motion) 482: tabled on 07 February 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 welcomes the moves announced by F.W. de Klerk on Friday 2nd February including the lifting of the ban on the ANC; recognises, however, that these moves fall significantly short of the measures agreed by the Organisation for African Unity, and the United Nations, to which Britain subscribed, as necessary to create a climate for negotiations in South Africa; furthermore recognises that none of these moves involves the removal of the pillars of apartheid; recalls that Britain committed itself at the Commonwealth, the last European summit and at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in December 1989, that there should be no relaxation of international pressure on South Africa until 'profound and irreversible change had been obtained'; therefore, since the moves announced by F.W. de Klerk were neither profound nor irreversible, condemns the decision of the Prime Minister to unilaterally lift the restrictions on cultural, scientific and academic relations with South Africa which were imposed as key elements of European Community and Commonwealth packages of measures in 1985; and demands that the sanctions in place should remain until the South African people request their lifting.

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.

Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1990
Edinburgh, Leith
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Blyth Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Leyton
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1990
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1990
Tooting
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Leigh
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1990
Crewe and Nantwich
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 13 February 1990
Glasgow, Hillhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Tottenham
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Bridgend
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Ashfield
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1990
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Clydesdale
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Harrow West
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1990
Barnsley Central
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Pontefract and Castleford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Burnley
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Bristol South
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1990
Vale of Glamorgan
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Leicester East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Doncaster North
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1990
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Glasgow, Provan

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.

Sanctions against South Africa (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'February' to end and add, 'but regrets that honourable Members of Her Majesty's Opposition and others are so entrenched in policies of negative confrontation and the machinery of protest that they will find it difficult to abandon old habits and recognise progress; and trusts that the new climate of hope and optimism in South Africa recently expressed by Archbishop Tutu will be supported by all those interested in peaceful reform.'.
Conservative, Luton North
3
signatures
EDM 482A1: tabled on 12 February 1990