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HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST AUSCHWITZ TRIPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1032: tabled on 25 February 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 welcomes the Government's decision to subsidise the Holocaust Educational Trust's (HET) programme of trips to Auschwitz for school children; believes these visits are a vital part of the education programme to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten; further believes these visits help prevent such genocide from happening again; notes that many people were offended by the insensitive, thoughtless and offensive claim in a Conservative document that trips to Auschwitz are a gimmick; and asks the right hon. Member for Witney to confirm that, if elected to Government, a Conservative administration would continue to provide the financial subsidy at the same level for the HET's trips to Auschwitz programme.

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.

Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
South Ribble
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Birmingham, Northfield
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Ilford South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Cheadle
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2008
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2008
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Carlisle
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2008
Crawley
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Loughborough
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2008
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 February 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough

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.

HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST AUSCHWITZ TRIPS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `again' to end and add `welcomes therefore the ongoing unequivocal cross-party commitment to these trips; notes that the only issue under dispute is the Government's characterisation of the level of funding it is providing; regrets that the Government press release announcing the initiative made no mention of the financial contribution schools have to make towards the visits themselves; believes this to be another example of Government failing to give the full story; therefore welcomes the confirmation already given that, if elected to Government, a Conservative administration would not only continue to provide financial subsidy for the HET's trips to Auschwitz programme but would fund the trips in full so schools would not have to find the extra money from their budgets; and looks forward to a continuing cross-party consensus on this important issue.'.
Conservative, Braintree
29
signatures
EDM 1032A1: tabled on 27 February 2008