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USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN THE GAZA STRIP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 477: tabled on 15 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 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 expresses alarm about the use of white phosphorus by the Israeli defence forces in the current conflict with Gaza; understands that although the chemical is not illegal under international law, its purpose is primarily intended for smokescreens and signalling on the battlefield; therefore believes it is ill-suited to densely populated areas like the Gaza Strip; recognises that white phosphorus is indiscriminate in its target and will therefore not distinguish between militants and civilians; is seriously concerned that due to medical shortages and a severe shortage of water, medics within the Gaza Strip lack the capabilities to alleviate the suffering of civilians who may have been affected; is concerned that external monitors and medics are prohibited from entering the Gaza Strip; further recognises that world leaders have condemned the use of the chemical; calls on the Government to clarify its policy on white phosphorus; and urges the Government to do all it can to persuade the Israeli government to stop the bombardments and use of white phosphorus and to allow full humanitarian access to the Palestinians.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
City of York
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 January 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Brent East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.