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AID TO AFGHANISTAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 507: tabled on 19 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 the £600 million of aid pledged in June 2008 to Afghanistan by the UK Government up to 2012-13; notes the concern of many in Afghanistan that international aid is not sufficient to deal with the growing humanitarian problems in the country; further notes that while the military and political situation in Afghanistan rightly draws significant media coverage the looming winter famine, which the Royal United Services Institute estimates has left 8.4 million people suffering from chronic food security, has not been given the same focus; believes that a secure and prosperous Afghanistan is essential to the fight against international terrorism; and calls on the Government to investigate the possibility of bringing forward aid which may be most needed in the forthcoming months.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
City of York
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2009
East Londonderry
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 21 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Mansfield
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 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

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.