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UNITED STATES FUNDING TO UNFPA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 728: tabled on 24 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the recent decision of the US Congress to approve funding of $34 million to the UNFPA; notes that this will enable UNFPA to implement new reproductive health programmes and progress existing projects that will help prevent 800,000 unsafe abortions and the deaths of 4,700 mothers and 77,000 children under the age of five every year and enable support for international HIV/AIDS prevention programmes; and urges President Bush to approve the decision as a matter or urgency.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
South Ribble
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Twickenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2002
Burton
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Jarrow
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Wakefield
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Chesterfield
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Clwyd South
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Liverpool, Walton
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
North Norfolk
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Knowsley South
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
Colchester
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Dartford
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Conwy
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

UNITED STATES FUNDING TO UNFPA (Amendment 1)
leave out from US to end and add: 'That President, Mr George Bush, to place on hold the funding of $34 million to the UNFPA approved by Congress; notes his concern about the consistent moral and financial support of the UNFPA given to the Chinese birth control programme which includes compulsory abortion and sterilisation; further notes the conclusions reached by Catherine Baber of Amnesty International that forced abortion in the Chinese programme amounted to torture; reminds Honourable Members that the UNFPA representative in China, Sven Burmester, has declared '... For all the bad press, China has achieved the impossible. The Country has solved its population problem', an ethos supported by the UNFPA Executive Director, Thoraya Obaid, who 'praised' the 'notable achievements' of the Chinese policy, recalls, however, to members the Nazi War Crimes Tribunals in Nuremberg which rules 'Forced abortion' as a crime against humanity'; urges Honourable Members, regardless of their views on the principle of abortion, to recognise that forced sterilisation and abortion do not conform with basic human rights and calls on the British Government to follow the lead of President Bush and place on hold any further funding to the UNFPA until they openly oppose coercion in birth control programmes.'.
Labour, Heywood and Middleton
8
signatures
EDM 728A1: tabled on 28 February 2002