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REFUGEE PROJECT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1485: tabled on 08 July 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 welcomes the launch of the Refugee Project and deplores the scapegoating of asylum seekers and refugees; believes that freedom of movement for all is a fundamental human right; welcomes voluntary migration but resolutely opposes forced migration; notes that the vast majority of refugees and asylum seekers are fleeing from conflict, or from social or economic oppression; recognises the role that UK overseas investment, particularly arms sales and large-scale infrastructure projects such as dams and oil pipelines, can play in forcing people to leave their homes and in supporting oppressive regimes; notes how further support for such regimes through the war on terror is effectively criminalising whole refugee communities; notes the subsidy that the British Government provides through the Export Credits Guarantee Department and the World Bank for many projects which result in forced migration; and urges the government to take action to prevent UK involvement in forced migration and its root causes.

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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Hammersmith and Fulham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2004
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Keighley
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Lancaster and Wyre
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Sunderland North
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Luton North
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2004
Cheltenham
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 July 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Halifax
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Calder Valley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Cardiff North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2004
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2004
Caernarfon
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.