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DEPORTATIONS TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 814: tabled on 23 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 believes that in spite of the decision made by immigration judges to refuse to accept the compelling evidence of ill-treatment of asylum seekers who are forcibly returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the recent Country Guidance case, there is information from reliable sources demonstrating that there is very real persecution by the security services at the behest of President Kabila himself of anyone perceived to be in opposition to his regime, including arrest, torture and extrajudicial execution, particularly in the Kinshasa, Bas-Congo and Equateur areas; further believes that asylum seekers sent back from the UK will be viewed as political dissidents and that their physical integrity will be at risk if deported; and further believes that given the gravely unstable conditions in the country as a whole, the appalling human rights record and the fact that average life expectancy is below 40 years old, there should be an immediate moratorium on forced returns to that country.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Blaydon
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Burton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cardiff North
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Broxtowe
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Rochdale
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Torbay
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Nottingham South
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Stockton South
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Northavon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Cardiff Central

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.