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Refugees from Vietnam

EDM (Early Day Motion) 215: tabled on 14 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 very few exceptions, refugees from Vietnam are fleeing not persecution, but extreme poverty; further notes that this poverty has a variety of causes including: (a) 35 years of continous warfare, (b) the imposition of a Stalinist economic and political system and (c) an aid and trade embargo imposed by the United States of America since 1975 and an aid and credit embargo imposed by EEC countries since 1979; believes that the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Cambodia and recent substantial changes in economic and other policies removes whatever justification there may have been for the pursuit of economic sanctions against Vietnam; and calls upon the British Government to restore development aid and credit facilities to Vietnam, to urge other EEC governments to do the same, and to use its influence with the United States government to end its trade and aid embargo or else to accept that the flow of refugees from Vietnam to Hong Kong and elsewhere will continue indefinitely.

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.

Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1990
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Manchester, Withington
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Falkirk West
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1990
Leyton
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Easington
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1990
Manchester, Blackley
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 1990
Southport
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Blaenau Gwent
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Norwich South
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Wentworth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Clydesdale
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Coventry North East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1990
Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Barnsley Central
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1989
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1990
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Newham North East
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Broxtowe
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1990
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Liverpool, Garston
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Halifax
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Leicester South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Mansfield
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Burnley
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Bristol South
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Dundee West
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1989
Mid Kent
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
Glasgow, Govan
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
City of Durham
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1990
Truro
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Wansbeck
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 1989
Orkney and Shetland
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Hertford and Stortford
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 1989
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1990
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.