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FAMINE AND DEBT RELIEF IN ETHIOPIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 534: tabled on 16 January 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 with serious concern the fact that 11 million Ethiopians are set to face severe food shortages in 2003; further notes that the food shortages in Ethiopia are on a similar scale to those of southern Africa; notes that Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world; further notes that Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world; further notes that half of all Ethiopian children under five suffer malnutrition, and one in 10 children die before their fifth birthday; notes that Ethiopia is a heavily indebted poor country; further notes that between 1998 and 2001, Ethiopia paid a total of US $536 million to her international creditors in debt repayments; believes Ethiopia needs deeper and more effective debt relief; and calls on the Government to urge Ethiopia's international creditors immediately to suspend Ethiopia's debt repayments in order to focus on the fight against famine.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2003
Blyth Valley
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2003
Tooting
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2003
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2003
Hendon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 2003
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2003
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2003
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2003
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2003
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2003
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Taunton
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2003
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2003
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Beaconsfield
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2003
Midlothian
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2003
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2003
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 September 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2003
North Down
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2003
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Folkestone and Hythe
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2003
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2003
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2003
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2003
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2003
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2003
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2003
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2003
Vale of York
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2003
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Eddisbury
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2003
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Tewkesbury
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2003
Glasgow, Govan
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2003
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2003
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2003
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2003
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2003
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Poole
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2003
Upminster
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2003
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2003
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2003
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.