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GUANTANAMO BAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1093: tabled on 25 November 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 regret that President Obama's pledge to close the US Military Detention Centre at Guantnamo Bay by January 2010 is almost one year overdue and little closer to realisation; welcomes gestures by other European States to accommodate and receive innocent prisoners who have been cleared for release to help close the facility; notes with dismay that on 11 January 2011 the detention facility will have been open for nine years and that British resident Shaker Aamer has now been held there without charge or trial for almost the same length of time; urges the Government to step up its action to secure his release without further delay; and further notes the case of Ahmed Belbacha, previously resident in the UK and facing the imminent threat of forced return to his native Algeria where there are fears he will face abuse of his human rights; applauds the lead taken by countries such as Ireland, France, Spain, Germany and Bulgaria, who have accepted prisoners cleared for release from Guantnamo Bay by the US authorities on humanitarian grounds but who cannot return to their country of origin; and urges the Government to take similar measures to accept a number of such cleared prisoners.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2011
Gordon
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Leyton and Wanstead
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2011
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Edinburgh East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2011
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 8 December 2010
Belfast East
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2011
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Ynys Môn
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Glasgow North West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2010
Colchester
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2010
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2011
Arfon
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2010
Norwich South

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.