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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 143: tabled on 18 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 the importance of the Amnesty International Press Awards; congratulates David Harrison with Melissa Jones of The Observer for articles about oil companies' role in Columbia, Lara Marlowe of Marie Claire for the investigation in Algeria 'Where Girls are Killed for Going to School', Saira Shah and her colleagues in Channel Four News-ITN for the filming in Kabul under the Taliban 'Women Under the Veil', Lindsey Hilsum with Peter Bate of Blackstone Pictures for Channel 4's Witness programme 'Rwanda-The Betrayed', Marc Jobst and his collegues for BBC Radio 4's 'Chocolate Soldier from the USA', and photojournalist Gary Knight and Time Magazine Internation for 'The Highway to Hell'; recognises that links with victims are usually achieved through the Press and broadcasters; and acknowledges that the search for the truth is sometimes a ticket to jail or worse for journalists.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Midlothian
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sunderland North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Cheltenham
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
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Rotherham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1997
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1997
Montgomeryshire
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Nottingham South
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1997
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Dunfermline West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1997
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Richmond Park
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Islwyn
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.