Skip to main content

MR MOHAMMED MASSEH CHAUDHRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 810: tabled on 07 June 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 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 with grave concern that Mohammed Chaudhry, a British citizen, has been held without charge by the Saudi authorities since his arrest on 23rd June 1999 following a five month internal investigation first by Colonel Abdullah Al-Mugari of the Military Police and then by Colonel Ali Johani from the Ministry of Defence into variances resulting from stock-take amounting to approximately ú1.5 million of medical supplies at Riyadh Military Hospital where Mr Chaudhry worked in storage and distribution; notes that the stock-take was cancelled in writing by the Chief Executive of the hospital before the variances could be completely investigated; notes that the investigating authorities never carried out a stock-take to establish facts; notes that, despite the fact that no further questioning by the police investigating the case has taken place since the first few days after his arrest, Mr Chaudhry, who has always denied any wrong-doing, remains in prison, without access to his lawyer, whilst other employees, including his immediate superior; Captain Meshal, are free; believes that a year is more than sufficient time to investigate any crime of this nature, and that the continued detention of Mr Chaudhry is a breach of natural justice and internationally accepted human rights; and therefore calls on the Saudi authorities to either release him to return home or, in the unlikely event that there is any case to answer, to bring that case forward against Mr Chaudhry to enable him to defend himself in open court.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2000
East Antrim
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2000
Boston and Skegness
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2000
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2000
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2000
Chipping Barnet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
South Shields
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Linlithgow
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2000
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2000
Romsey
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
West Renfrewshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2000
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2000
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 2000
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2000
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
South Thanet
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2000
New Forest East
Lloyd, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2000
Fareham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Wrexham
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2000
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 7 June 2000
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Great Grimsby
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2000
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Ilford North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Dover
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2000
Loughborough
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bradford North
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2000
East Londonderry
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2000
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2000
Glasgow, Govan
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2000
Belfast South
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2000
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2000
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 June 2000
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
South Derbyshire
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2000
Upper Bann
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Wigan
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2000
Bexhill and Battle
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2000
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Walsall North
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
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.