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USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS IN WARFARE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 502: tabled on 03 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 98 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 notes that 300,000 children, boys and girls, are fighting as soldiers with government armed forces and armed opposition groups in more than 30 countries worldwide; further notes that children are particularly at risk in Africa and parts of Asia and the Pacific; believes that the use of children as soldiers must be made completely unacceptable in any circumstances; further believes that governments in developed countries must be persuaded to take action not only to protect children in their countries but to protect children worldwide; and therefore urges the British Government immediately to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Children on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict and to persuade all other European Union countries to do the same.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2001
East Antrim
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
South Ribble
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Dumfries
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2002
South Antrim
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2002
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2001
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2002
Eastleigh
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Cynon Valley
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Putney
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Easington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2001
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 December 2001
Lagan Valley
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
South Swindon
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2001
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Walthamstow
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2001
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Luton North
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2001
Foyle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Liverpool, Walton
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 December 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Halifax
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 December 2001
Newry and Armagh
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Cardiff North
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
St Albans
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Hyndburn
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2001
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2001
Belfast East
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2001
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2002
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Kettering
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Bradford West
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2001
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Wellingborough
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2001
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2001
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2001
North Tayside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.