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TRADE JUSTICE MOVEMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1421A1: tabled on 19 June 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mrs Caroline Spelman on 16 June 2003. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Line 7, leave out from 'issues' to end and add 'applauds the stance the Government has taken to reform agricultural subsidies and phase out European Trade barriers; warmly endorses its commitment not to sign up to anything at Cancun that it does not believe to be in the interest of devloping countries; and welcomes the apparent new-found interest of the Conservative Party in development matters after their record in Government of halving the proportion of GNP devoted to aid and consistently neglecting the trade needs of the developing world.'

Original motion text

That this House shares the concern of the Trade Justice Movement about the plight of the poorest people in the world, and congratulates them on bringing them to the attention of the public; notes with concern the fact that a billion live on less than a dollar a day, that life expectancy in many African countries is declining, and that 30 million people in Africa have HIV/AIDS; believes that rising levels of international trade and trade liberalisation offer the best hope of alleviating poverty in the developing world; calls for quality legal and economic advice for developing countries on trade issues; believes that the Government has failed to do enough to promote trade liberalisation, reform agricultural subsidies and phase out European trade barriers; and further calls on the Government to use the World Trade Organisation meeting at Cancun to do more to reform the international trade rules to give poor countries a fair deal on international 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.

Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Bury North
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Putney
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Keighley
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Workington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2003
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Eltham
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2003
Brent North
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2003
Clwyd South
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Ealing, Southall
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Worsley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Carlisle
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Colne Valley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2003
Knowsley South
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Wolverhampton North East
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Portsmouth North
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Aberdeen North
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2003
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
West Renfrewshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2003
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
West Bromwich East
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2003
Conwy

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.