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CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 681: tabled on 17 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 232 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 expresses its deep concern at continuing reports that many individuals throughout the world live in slavery or are subject to slavery-like practices including the commercial sexual exploitation of children, trafficking in persons, forced marriages, bonded and forced labour, debt bondage and serfdom; reaffirms its commitment to the principles of those United Nations conventions which seek to protect individuals from all forms of slavery; notes that in the past the United Kingdom has contributed to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery which support projects aimed at the elimination of such oppressive conditions and provides financial assistance to enable victims to attend the relevant UN Working Group in Geneva and testify to their sufferings; welcomes the news that a number of European and other States as well as non-governmental organisations contribute generously to the said Trust Fund; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to play an active role in bringing about concerted international action to suppress all forms of slavery and in particular to resume contributing, on a regular basis in future, to the said United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

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.

Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
West Bromwich West
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Redcar
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2002
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2002
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
City of York
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2002
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2002
South West Surrey
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2002
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Elmet
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 June 2002
South Antrim
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2002
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2002
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2002
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2002
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2002
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Workington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Linlithgow
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Caerphilly
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 May 2002
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 June 2002
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Cunninghame South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Guildford
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Lewisham West
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2002
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2002
Perth
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2002
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2002
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2002
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
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
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2002
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Braintree
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Barnsley Central
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Signed on 20 May 2002
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2002
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2002
Bromsgrove
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2002
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Wrexham
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Dundee East
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Leicester South
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2002
East Hampshire
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Dumbarton
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 July 2002
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2002
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Forest of Dean
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2002
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Ynys Môn
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2002
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
St Albans
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 May 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Portsmouth North
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2002
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2002
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 April 2002
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2002
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2002
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2002
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2002
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2002
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
West Renfrewshire
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Stourbridge
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2002
Belfast South
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2002
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2002
Hazel Grove
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 8 May 2002
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2002
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2002
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
West Bromwich East
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2002
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2002
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 May 2002
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2002
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
St Helens South
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2002
Teignbridge

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