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RAPE AND FEMALE ASYLUM SEEKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 406: tabled on 05 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 102 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 research by Black Women's Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape into the experiences of rape survivors at asylum appeal hearings; calls on the Home Office to ensure that women seeking asylum or refuge in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights after fleeing sexual violence perpetrated by agents of the state are enabled to speak about all the violence they have suffered, and to have access to adequate legal representation and appropriate medical and other expert advice; and calls on the Home Office to ensure that women seeking asylum are treated according to international precedents and to the 2000 Asylum Gender Guidelines, which must be assigned statutory status, and that they are granted refugee status or human rights protection in the same ways as men who are found to have suffered from torture or inhuman and degrading treatment.

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 13 December 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
West Ham
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Burton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2006
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2007
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Cambridge
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Houghton and Washington East
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2007
Richmond Park
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Edmonton
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 December 2006
Belfast South
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Great Grimsby
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Cardiff North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Southport
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Leicester South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
South West Devon
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Stockton South
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2007
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Islwyn
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
Cardiff Central

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.