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POLITICAL PRISON CAMPS IN NORTH KOREA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 345: tabled on 01 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 110 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 North Korean regime continues to run political prison camps where prisoners are subjected to brutal and inhumane treatment, including torture and execution; notes also that Christians in the camps are particularly harshly treated due to their belief in God and their refusal to venerate the North Korean leaders; notes with grave concern accounts of post mistreatment of Christians, including the pouring of molten iron over believers who refused to renounce their faith; recognises that relations between North Korea and the outside world have begun to thaw; calls upon the North Korean Government to open up the camps, including those at Chongjin and Khechen, for unrestricted access by independent monitors; calls upon Her Majesty's Government to ensure that, as trading relations improve between the two countries, no products are imported that have been made by prisoners subject to slave labour in the camps; and urges Her Majesty's Government to continue to press for a significant improvement in human rights in North Korea.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
City of York
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 July 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2001
North West Norfolk
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Bootle
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2002
Worthing West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Dumfries
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2002
North East Bedfordshire
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
East Londonderry
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Northampton South
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Caerphilly
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2001
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2001
Lagan Valley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2001
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2001
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Bridgend
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2001
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
North Devon
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2001
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2001
Henley
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Feltham and Heston
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
South Dorset
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
North Norfolk
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2001
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2002
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 April 2002
Aylesbury
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Mawhinney, Sir Brian
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2002
North West Cambridgeshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 March 2002
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2002
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2001
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Great Grimsby
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2001
Winchester
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Croydon South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Ilford North
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Hyndburn
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2002
Blaby
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2001
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2001
Belfast East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Romford
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Torbay
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2001
South West Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2002
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2001
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2002
Castle Point
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2001
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2002
Ceredigion
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2002
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2001
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2001
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.