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WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 68: tabled on 22 November 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 96 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 welcomes the Government's stated commitment to approach an international investment treaty with a 'blank sheet of paper', and to make the forthcoming round of trade negotiations a 'development round'; but notes with concern the decline in terms of trade for the poorest countries and their marginalisation from world trade, the recent trade disputes which have undermined the EU's policies on health and development to protect workers; consumers and animal welfare, promote sustainable development and reduce poverty, the aims of the US negotiators to open health and education sectors to US companies and the EU proposals to extend the mandate of the World Trade Organisation into major new areas such as government procurement and investments; and calls on the Government to instigate a review of the existing powers and responsibilities of the World Trade Organisation in advance of any decision to extend its remit to include investment issues.

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.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
Chesterfield
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Kingswood
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1999
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 1999
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2000
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1999
Castle Point
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1999
Coventry South
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 1999
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Hereford
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Stafford
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Worsley
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 December 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 1999
Argyll and Bute
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 1999
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
Broxtowe
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1999
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Pendle
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
Newbury
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 1999
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 1999
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Northavon
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1999
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 1999
Caernarfon