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UNESCO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 765: tabled on 29 April 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 130 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alton, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 1991
Liverpool, Mossley Hill
Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Swansea East
Archer, Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1991
Warley West
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1991
North West Durham
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Leeds West
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 1991
Eastbourne
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
St Helens South
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Sheffield, Brightside
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1991
Houghton and Washington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Castle Point
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 1991
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1991
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 1991
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Falkirk West
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 22 July 1991
Woolwich
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1991
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Stockton North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
South Staffordshire
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Rotherham
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Leigh
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1991
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 1991
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 1991
Southport
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Blaenau Gwent
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 October 1991
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Norwich South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
The Wrekin
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Wentworth
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1991
Peckham
Healey, Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Leeds East
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
South East Cornwall
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1991
Southampton, Test
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Vauxhall
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
East Lothian
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Warrington North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1991
East Kilbride
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 May 1991
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1991
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 1991
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1991
Oldham Central and Royton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1991
Newham North East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 14 October 1991
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 May 1991
Stretford
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1991
Western Isles
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 1991
Caithness and Sutherland
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1991
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1991
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Glasgow, Shettleston
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1991
Dumbarton
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 May 1991
South Down
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Paisley South
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1991
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1991
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 1991
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 1991
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Kirkcaldy
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Devizes
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Knowsley South
Owen, Dr David
Independent SDP
Signed on 14 October 1991
Plymouth, Devonport
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 3 May 1991
Ogmore
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1991
North Durham
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Lewes
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Coventry North West
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Dundee West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 1991
Banff and Buchan
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 1991
Glasgow, Govan
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1991
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 May 1991
Islington South and Finsbury
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Newham South
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 1991
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
City of Durham
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Edinburgh East
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 1991
Truro
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1991
Leominster
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Norwich North
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1991
Bexleyheath
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1991
Surbiton
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Doncaster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 May 1991
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 July 1991
Cunninghame North
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Glasgow, Provan

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

UNESCO (Amendment 1)
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.'.
Conservative, Wealden
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signatures
EDM 765A1: tabled on 19 June 1991