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Famine in Ethiopia

EDM (Early Day Motion) 217: tabled on 14 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 dismayed by re-emerging famine in Ethiopia and Eritrea, notes that for 250 years on famine has occurred in Ethiopia every 11 years on average, notes the contribution of drought, deforestation and desparate poverty to the situation, notes the culpability of the Mengistu Government in its disastrous agricultural policies, its occupation of Eritrea and its relationship to its own nationalities, nevertheless recognises that the programme of the avowedly pro-Albanian Tigray People's Liberation front would be even worse, and therefore calls for a cease-fire, a government of national unity in Ethiopia, and a United Nations initiative to resolve outstanding problems.

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.

Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Leigh
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Glasgow, Maryhill
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
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Coventry North East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Barnsley Central
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Manchester Central
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
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 14 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
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Bristol South
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Dundee West
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Wansbeck
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 1989
Caernarfon
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Glasgow, Provan

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.