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THAILAND AND THE RETURN OF ETHNIC KAREN REFUGEES TO BURMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 955: tabled on 26 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 condemns the actions of the government of Thailand, which is threatening to deport 3,000 ethnic Karen refugees back to Burma; is appalled that on 5 February 2010 thirteen refugees were forced to return against their will to an area which is infested with landmines, and occupied by a military force, allied to the dictatorship in Burma, which is likely to use the villagers as slave labour and children as child soldiers; expresses deep concern that the government of Thailand has made false claims to the international community that the refugees want to return; calls on the government of Thailand to turn its temporary halt of the deportations into a permanent one, and to end the harassment and intimidation of the refugees; and calls on the British Government to make the strongest possible representations to Thailand on this matter, and to examine whether the actions of the government of Thailand in forcing refugees to return could break international humanitarian and human rights law.

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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Islington North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 March 2010
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2010
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Mansfield
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 22 March 2010
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Southport
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2010
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Conwy
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.