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DEATH PENALTY IN THE UNITED STATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1501: tabled on 25 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 85 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 21st June decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Atkins v. Virginia holding that the death penalty can no longer be applied to persons who are diminished in permanent sense through a retardation of mental capacity; reiterates its commitment to the right to life and the rule of law; commends the Council of Europe for its adoption of Protocol No. 13 to the European Convention of Human rights concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances; and seeks the assistance of the Government to urge the United States to proceed further along the path towards the complete abolition of the death penalty.

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.

Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Bootle
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2002
Worthing West
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Cardiff West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Wallasey
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2002
Perth
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2002
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Walthamstow
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2002
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Stafford
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
South Dorset
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 June 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Dumbarton
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Knowsley South
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
West Lancashire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2002
Moray
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2002
Banff and Buchan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Bolsover
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Alyn and Deeside
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2002
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2002
Caernarfon
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.