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EU-RUSSIA SUMMIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 211: tabled on 21 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 the EU-Russia Summit in Helsinki on 24th November is due to begin negotiations on a new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Russia; sees this as an opportunity for the EU to send a clear and united message about its desire for a balanced and constructive relationship with Russia based on respect for human rights and the rule of law; urges EU leaders to raise the serious concerns about continuing human rights abuses in Russia; notes Russia's apparent willingness to use energy supplies as a foreign policy weapon; attaches particular importance to the need for any new bilateral agreement to contain effective provisions on the supply of energy; believes that the energy relationship between the EU and Russia should be governed by rules on trade and investment that are fair, reciprocal, transparent and legally binding; recognises that some of these rules are already contained in the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), which Russia has signed and is provisionally bound by; regrets that Russia has so far refused to accept its obligations under the ECT; and calls on the Government to ensure that the new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Russia upholds the ECT as a legally binding commitment on the part of those countries that have signed it.

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 27 November 2006
Lewes
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Gordon
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Rhondda
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Solihull
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Gower
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bolton North East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Eastleigh
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Yeovil
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 November 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hyndburn
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
North Cornwall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Truro and St Austell
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.