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CIVILIAN PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 475: tabled on 26 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 89 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 this House regrets Her Majesty's Government's redefinition in June 2001 of the term 'British' seven months after the announcement to the House that Her Majesty's Government would make an ex-gratia payment to all British former prisoners of war of the Japanese between 1941 and 1945; notes the original announcement and subsequent advice stated that one of the eligible categories was the previously unqualified surviving 'British civilians who were interned by the Japanese in the Far East during the Second World War'; further notes that in June 2001 the War Pensions Agency rejected all claims where the claimant could not prove a 'bloodlink' to at least one grandparent born in the United Kingdom; is concerned that nearly one in three civilian survivors who were interned by Japan precisely because they held a British passport have therefore had their claims rejected; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to honour its promise of 7th November 2000 to all British civilians who were interned in camps by Japan.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2001
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2001
South West Surrey
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
The Wrekin
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2001
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2001
Chipping Barnet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Gloucester
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2001
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2001
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
Romsey
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2002
Wycombe
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2001
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2001
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Stafford
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2001
New Forest East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Dundee East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Great Grimsby
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2001
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Broxtowe
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2001
Colchester
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2001
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2002
Poole
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2001
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2002
Teignbridge

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

CIVILIAN PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and notes that this is the policy of Her Majesty's Opposition.'.
Conservative, New Forest West
21
signatures
EDM 475A1: tabled on 18 January 2002