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ABORIGINAL CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 139: tabled on 18 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 endorses the report by Sir Ronald Wilson, President of Australia's Human Rights Commission, which concluded that the Australian Government should apologise for the genocide of an estimated 100,000 aboriginal children taken forcibly from their families and placed into white foster homes; and calls on the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, to act on the findings and issue an apology.

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.

Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Castle Point
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Blyth Valley
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Cynon Valley
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Putney
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Easington
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Hendon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sunderland North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1997
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Cheltenham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Northampton North
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Brent East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
West Lancashire
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Dundee West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Bolsover
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Redditch
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1997
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Leicester East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 1997
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
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.