Skip to main content

FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR (COMPENSATION)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 419: tabled on 11 March 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 113 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 Canadian Government's recent decision to pay compensation to ú14,000 to each of its former Far East Prisoners of war or their widows; further notes the statement of the Canadian Minister for Veteran Affairs, the honourable Fred J. Miffin, that 'this is an extraordinary payment to extraordinary individuals who suffered extraordinary hardship while in captivity' and that the payments were an 'expression of the gratitude which Canadians feel for their suffering and sacrifice'; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to take similar action to recognise the sacrifice made by British prisoners of war in the Far East fighting for the United Kingdom.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 March 1999
East Antrim
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1999
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Erewash
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
The Wrekin
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 1999
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1999
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 1999
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 1999
Gordon
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1999
Torridge and West Devon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Castle Point
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1999
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Gower
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 1999
Rayleigh
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Cynon Valley
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Bolton North East
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1999
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 1999
Perth
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Linlithgow
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1999
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Burton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 1999
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1999
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 1999
Lichfield
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Walthamstow
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1999
Ludlow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1999
Edinburgh West
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1999
South Holland and The Deepings
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Wirral West
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Chorley
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Bolton South East
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1999
Wealden
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Hereford
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1999
Gloucester
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Derby North
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1999
New Forest East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1999
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1999
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1999
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Signed on 26 October 1999
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 1999
Winchester
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Stalybridge and Hyde
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Burnley
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
North Norfolk
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Dover
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 April 1999
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 1999
Belfast East
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 April 1999
East Londonderry
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 1999
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Kettering
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1999
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1999
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1999
Wellingborough
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 1999
North Tayside
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1999
Poole
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Truro and St Austell
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1999
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1999
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 1999
North Cornwall
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Southampton, Test
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 1999
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 1999
Ruislip - Northwood
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 1999
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 1999
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
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.