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UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE UNION AND AN ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1603: tabled on 05 June 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 regrets the motion passed at the congress of the University and College Union (UCU) on 30th May, which promotes a boycott of Israeli universities and a moratorium on research and cultural collaboration with Israel; agrees with Sally Hunt, General Secretary of UCU, who has said previously that `I simply do not believe that the majority of UCU members support an academic boycott of Israel; most want us to retain dialogue with trade unionists on all sides-not just those we agree with'; supports the Government's response to the parliamentary inquiry into anti-semitism which concludes that `calls to boycott contact with academics working in Israel are an assault on academic freedom and intellectual exchange'; believes that boycotting Israeli education institutions and academics is damaging to the UK's reputation worldwide and does nothing to promote a settlement in the Middle East; and urges the UCU to conduct a full ballot of its 120,000 members before adopting the terms of the resolution as policy.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Blaydon
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
North East Hampshire
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Dudley North
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Bootle
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2007
Northampton South
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2007
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
South Ribble
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Rhondda
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2007
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Blyth Valley
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Harwich
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2007
Hertsmere
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Stockport
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Glasgow South West
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Huntingdon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 2007
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2007
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2007
Lewisham West
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2007
Ludlow
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2007
St Ives
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
North Wiltshire
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Bedford
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2007
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2007
Vauxhall
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2007
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
Ruislip - Northwood
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
North Durham
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Falkirk
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Worsley
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Feltham and Heston
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2007
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2007
Richmond Park
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
Beckenham
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2007
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
St Albans
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Glasgow East
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Carlisle
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2007
South Antrim
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Leeds East
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2007
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2007
Braintree
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Wansdyke
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2007
Montgomeryshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Hyndburn
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2007
Southport
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 2007
Kensington and Chelsea
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Glasgow North West
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2007
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Islwyn
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Leicester East
Villiers, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
Chipping Barnet
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 June 2007
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Reading East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2007
East Antrim
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Telford
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth