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Plight of the Yanomami People

EDM (Early Day Motion) 328: tabled on 17 January 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 139 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That House expresses its grave concern for the Indian people of Brazil and in particular the Yanomami people; notes that the Brazilian Constitution requires Indian land to be demarcated; is encouraged that on 22nd October the Brazilian Federal Court gave legal protection to all Yanomami lands; notes with concern however that the Yanomami's future is threatened by the invasion of their land by mineral prospectors, approximately 45,000 of whom have begun prospecting since 1987; notes with concern that these developments have led to the introduction of diseases such as an epidemic increase of malaria cases, flu, venereal diseases and respiratory diseases, as well as large scale pollution of the environment by mercury poisoning of rivers and deforestation which have serious and detrimental impact on the livelihood of the Yanomami through crop devastation and the disappearance of fish and game; urges Her Majesty's Government to work with and encourage other Governments and international agencies to support the Brazilian Government in its efforts to demarcate Indian lands and to enforce the removal of prospectors from Yanomami lands; and in particular looks forward to the day when the Yanomami people are able to live in peace, and the environment in which they live is protected and restored.

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.

Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
North West Leicestershire
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Bournemouth East
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1990
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 17 January 1990
Greenwich
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Leeds West
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
North West Norfolk
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1990
Ealing, Southall
Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1990
Blackpool South
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Brent South
Bowis, John
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1990
Battersea
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Houghton and Washington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1990
Canterbury
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 1990
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Sheffield Central
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1990
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 1990
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Luton North
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Croydon South
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Romsey and Waterside
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1990
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Easington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1990
Linlithgow
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Caerphilly
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Cheadle
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Dartford
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Crewe and Nantwich
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Harrow East
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Welwyn Hatfield
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 1990
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1990
Birkenhead
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Hampstead and Highgate
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1990
Plymouth, Drake
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1990
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1990
Shipley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Norwood
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1990
Norwich South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Ealing North
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1990
Harlow
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Southampton, Test
Hordern, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Horsham
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Coventry North East
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 February 1990
Foyle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1990
Wealden
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 February 1990
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1990
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1990
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
North Down
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1990
Brecon and Radnor
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Stretford
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Bradford West
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 February 1990
Newry and Armagh
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1990
Hendon South
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Dundee East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 1990
Mid Ulster
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 1990
Newbury
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Mansfield
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Cardiff West
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1990
Devizes
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1990
Torfaen
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1990
Taunton
Norris, Steven
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1990
Epping Forest
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 1990
North Antrim
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Barnsley East
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1990
Corby
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 1990
Eastleigh
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1990
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1990
Lewes
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1990
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Pudsey
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1990
Streatham
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 1990
Glasgow, Govan
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1990
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Beaconsfield
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 1990
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
West Bromwich East
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1990
Tonbridge and Malling
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1990
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1990
City of Durham
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Eastwood
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1990
Walthamstow
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1990
Solihull
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1990
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Norwich North
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Bolton North East
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 1990
Bosworth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1990
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1990
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1990
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1990
Gower
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Bexhill and Battle
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1990
Hastings and Rye
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 1990
Angus East
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1990
Doncaster North
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 1990
Maidstone
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1990
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1990
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1990
Sevenoaks
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Plight of the Yanomami People (Amendment 1)
At end add 'and calls upon all concerned honourable Members to make representations to President Elect Collor of Brazil on his visit to the United Kingdom.'.
Labour, Liverpool, Riverside
7
signatures
EDM 328A1: tabled on 7 February 1990