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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1219: tabled on 30 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 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 there is a logical, moral and justly democratic need for British Overseas Territories to have representations in the House of Commons should they so wish; notes with concern the lack of recognition of the fact that ultimately this House is the Parliament for all overseas terrritories and therefore has responsibility for supporting good governance for the people living there; notes that France, the Netherlands, Spain and the US have such representation in their respective systems; is concerned by the lack of dialogue with the people, legislatures and governance of those territories; and calls on the Government to provide an adequate mechanism through which this House can adequately honour its constitutional relationships with overseas territories.