Skip to main content

SYRIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2270: tabled on 18 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 the gravest concern the growing escalation of the crisis in Syria and the ruthless repression of anti-government protesters; further notes that the reported death toll in the demonstrations that began in March 2011 against President Bashar al-Assad now exceeds 3000, including at least 187 children; welcomes the recent statement made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who has called for international action to protect Syrian civilians and the intensification of diplomatic pressure on the Assad regime after the Arab League set a 15-day deadline for the Syrian government to open dialogue with the opposition in Cairo; shares the High Commissioner's concerns and those of the British-Syria All-Party Parliamentary Group who believe that the scale of the repression and daily killings are totally unacceptable and deserve international condemnation; further notes that Syria's recent incursion across the Lebanese border can only further destabilise the region; and calls on the Government to continue its efforts to bring about an end to the violence and a transition to democracy.

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.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2011
Lewisham East
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Islington North
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
Belfast North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Birkenhead
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2011
St Ives
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2011
Harlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2011
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2011
Belfast East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2011
Livingston
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
Strangford
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2011
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.