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WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AND THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2469: tabled on 29 June 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 regrets that between 1782 and 1807 alone the UK traded in over 1,000,000 human lives; notes that 25th March 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of Royal Assent being granted to the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act; recalls that the passing of this Bill by Parliament was the first step towards the abolition of slavery; upholds the comments made during the Bill's debates by the then Prime Minister, Lord Grenville, that the slave trade was `contrary to the principles of justice, humanity and sound policy'; deplores the fact that slavery and human trafficking still persist illegally in the world; celebrates the significant contribution made to the cause by many former hon. Members but especially William Wilberforce; and calls upon the Bank of England to design a new bank note bearing his image and celebrating the abolition of slavery.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
Lewes
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
South East Cornwall
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 4 July 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 July 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2006
Crewe and Nantwich
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 July 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Kingston upon Hull North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 July 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
West Dunbartonshire
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2006
Dundee West
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2006
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
North Cornwall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Islwyn
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2006
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 2006
East Antrim
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AND THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY (Amendment 1)
at end add `and additionally to commemorate Thomas Clarkson and the unknown slaves who perished.'.
Labour, Islington North
6
signatures
EDM 2469A1: tabled on 4 July 2006