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RUSSIA'S PRESIDENCY OF THE G8 (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1376: tabled on 16 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 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 that Russia assumed the presidency of the G8 on 1st January; records its hope that the Russian government will meet its presidency objectives to promote education and energy security and continue to maintain the G8's focus on aid and development; further notes the 1975 Declaration of Rambouillet which set out the shared beliefs of its founding members, including an open, democratic society, dedicated to individual liberty and social advancement; recalls that Russia was admitted to the G8 in 2002 in the belief that it shared its commitment to democratic values and that membership would help to consolidate political reform; regrets that since 2002 there has instead been an erosion of democratic standards in Russia, including the centralisation of political power, growing state control of the media, the restriction and harassment of non-governmental organisations, the use of the criminal justice system to target political opponents and a rise in human rights violations; calls on the Russian government to fulfil its obligations as a G8 member by returning to the path of democratic reform; and urges the UK and other G8 governments to remind the Russian government of its responsibilities and hold it to account if it fails to meet them.

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 January 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Devizes
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Gordon
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Rhondda
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2006
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 January 2006
Foyle
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Bishop Auckland
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Midlothian
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2006
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Cheltenham
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Medway
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 January 2006
Belfast South
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Hyndburn
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2006
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2006
Wantage
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2006
North Dorset
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Reading East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2006
East Antrim
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.