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UNESCO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 765A1: tabled on 19 June 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 Mr Bowen Wells on 29 April 1991. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'while recognising that there have been some encouraging developments in the reform of UNESCO, believes that they are by no means yet sufficient to justify the United Kingdom rejoining the organisation; and welcomes the Government's decision to fund a management review by independent consultants of UNESCO's Office of Public Information, an area where there is a clear need for reform.'.

Original motion text

That this House endorses with satisfaction the determination with which Dr Federico Mayor, the UNESCO Director-General, has, through a continuing process of dialogue and partnership with the Executive Board, put the Organisation on course to achieve further administrative reforms, including substantial reductions in staff appointments, about which there were considerable doubts last year when the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office reviewed the situation; recognises that the other issues of concern at that time (namely, programme concentration, duplication with the activities of other UN agencies and decentralisation) have been addressed and are now being largely resolved; warmly appreciates that under Dr Mayor's three-year leadership, UNESCO has accomplished a major shift in programme policy, thus alleviating criticism expressed by the United Kingdom and other member states during the early 1980s; and considering that, in today's rapidly changing world, UNESCO has a most important mission within the UN system, calls on Her Majesty's Government to declare its intention to return to membership of the Organisation without further delay, thus enabling the United Kingdom to add the full weight of its influence within the Organisation and enriching the momentum of UNESCO's programmes.

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.

Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Blackpool South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Eltham
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
South Dorset
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
North Colchester
Budgen, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Wolverhampton South West
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Warrington South
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Croydon South
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Beverley
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Stockton South
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Dartford
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Welwyn Hatfield
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Erith and Crayford
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Perth and Kinross
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Barrow and Furness
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Gloucester
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Ludlow
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Beckenham
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Billericay
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Leeds North West
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
North Norfolk
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Thurrock
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Nottingham East
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Shoreham
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
West Gloucestershire
McCrindle, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Brentwood and Ongar
Miscampbell, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Blackpool North
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
North West Hampshire
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Altrincham and Sale
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Chichester
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Rugby and Kenilworth
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Broxbourne
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Pudsey
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Hereford
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Crosby
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1991
Doncaster Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.