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PALESTINIAN FARMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1107: tabled on 16 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 notes with concern the decision of the UK Border Agency to deny visas to three Palestinian farmers, Lina Mahmoud, Nahed Beshariah and Belal Eid, who were hoping to visit the UK to mark Fairtrade Fortnight; congratulates these three individuals for their hard work in being involved in the production of the first ever Fairtrade product from the occupied territories; supports the excellent work of Zaytoun in exporting Fairtrade olive oil from the West Bank to the UK; further notes that in 2009 the Prime Minister expressed himself as being delighted with the initiative; and therefore urges the Government to intervene and allow these farmers entry into the UK.

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 24 March 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Islington North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 March 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 April 2010
South Down
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Halifax
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Bradford West
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2010
Angus
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.