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AFGHAN WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1354: tabled on 27 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 supports the brave stance taken by women members of the Afghan parliament to attack the now shelved family law proposals drafted by the Karzai government, which potentially could have decriminalised rape; furthermore expresses concern that the Afghan government has drawn up legislation which amounts to severe restrictions to women's rights; and calls on the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to continue to express concern at the highest level over this issue and ensure that the Karzai government acts in a way that is consistent with the UN Charter on Human Rights and the Afghan constitution.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
City of York
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
South East Cornwall
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 April 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 May 2009
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2009
South Down
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Glenrothes
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 29 April 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 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.