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TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN INTO THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 536: tabled on 06 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 189 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 condemns the high level of trafficking of women into the UK for exploitation in the sex trade; commends UNIFEM for bringing this issue to the fore; congratulates the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations Information Centre on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10th December, for its declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its longstanding efforts to protect and promote human rights in the field of employment; and supports the National Council of Women's call upon the Government to give urgent consideration to enacting penalties for specific crimes of sexual exploitation and the trafficking of women in their current review of the Sexual Offences Act; to enhance the penalties for coerced prostitution as recommended in the police research series paper 'Stopping traffic'; and to ensure that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office works with the Department for International Development to increase preventative campaigns in countries of origin by providing economic opportunities for women and raising awareness of the sex trade.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
West Bromwich West
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Redcar
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2001
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Erewash
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2002
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 April 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
West Chelmsford
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2002
South Antrim
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2002
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2001
Orkney and Shetland
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Workington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Holborn and St Pancras
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2002
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Cunninghame South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Liverpool, Riverside
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 13 December 2001
Perth
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2002
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Wirral West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 May 2002
Foyle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Brentford and Isleworth
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2002
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2002
Bromsgrove
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Manchester Central
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Wrexham
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Dundee East
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Western Isles
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Halifax
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Calder Valley
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Sunderland South
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Forest of Dean
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2002
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Gravesham
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2001
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2002
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
City of Chester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2001
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
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 15 January 2002
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2001
Belfast South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2002
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 7 February 2002
Wyre Forest
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 February 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2002
North Dorset
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2002
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2001
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2002
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.