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ACADEMIC FREEDOM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1590: tabled on 09 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 95 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

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 this House notes with concern the action of Professor Mona Baker of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in dismissing Dr Miriam Schlesinger and Professor Gideon Toury from the boards of two academic journals on the grounds of their Israeli nationality; deplores discrimination against academics of any nationality, as being inconsistent with the principle of academic freedom; and calls upon UMIST, United Kingdom university authorities and Her Majesty's Government to ensure that academic life in British universities is not disfigured by prejudice and persecution.

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.

Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
West Ham
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 July 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
The Wrekin
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Canterbury
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2002
Bournemouth West
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Cheadle
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Peterborough
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Keighley
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Huntingdon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Rutland and Melton
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2002
Lichfield
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Birkenhead
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Taunton
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Newport West
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2002
Rayleigh
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Brent North
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2002
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Reading East
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Bedford
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2002
Surrey Heath
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2002
Wealden
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Bolton South East
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Henley
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2002
Cheltenham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2002
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2002
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Mid Worcestershire
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Western Isles
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Bracknell
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Vale of York
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Tatton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Ilford North
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Southport
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Faversham and Mid Kent
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2002
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2002
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Kettering
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2002
South West Norfolk
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Birmingham, Erdington
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Castle Point
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Totnes
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Manchester, Blackley
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
East Devon
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2002
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Conwy
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2002
Spelthorne

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

ACADEMIC FREEDOM (Amendment 1)
leave out 'notes with concern' and insert 'condemns'
Labour, Manchester, Gorton
1
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EDM 1590A1: tabled on 18 July 2002
ACADEMIC FREEDOM (Amendment 2)
after 'freedom;' insert 'regards such discrimination as downright anti-semitic while pretending simply to be opposed to Israeli government policy;'.
Labour, Manchester, Gorton
1
signature
EDM 1590A2: tabled on 18 July 2002
ACADEMIC FREEDOM (Amendment 3)
leave out from 'UMIST' to end and add 'to apologise for this disgusting act and to dismiss Professor Baker'.'
Labour, Manchester, Gorton
1
signature
EDM 1590A3: tabled on 18 July 2002