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WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 83: tabled on 03 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 2001 World Conference Against Racism held in Durban produced unprecedented levels of anti-semitism and anti-Zionism under the banner of the United Nations; notes that a follow-up Review Conference will be held in April 2009; recalls that the Government has publicly pledged to withdraw from the Review process if there is a repetition of the anti-semitism experienced at the 2001 Conference; further notes that Israel and Canada have already withdrawn their participation from the conference; expresses concern that the draft working document produced at the October 2008 Preparatory Committee Meeting of the Durban Review Process contains unacceptable text accusing Israel of committing genocide and apartheid while no other country is singled out for mention, language that downplays the importance of tackling anti-semitism and passages that seek to curtail freedom of expression in order to protect religion from criticism; commends continuing efforts by UK diplomats to negotiate a fair and legitimate Declaration for the conference; and calls on the Government to withdraw from the Durban Review Process if the final Declaration is not acceptable.

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.

Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Northampton South
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Taunton
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2009
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Gower
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Livingston
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Romsey
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2009
Surrey Heath
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2009
Ryedale
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Tamworth
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Falkirk
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Gainsborough
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 December 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Mansfield
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2009
Braintree
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stockton South
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Sherwood
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 December 2008
Caernarfon
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Teignbridge

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.