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PRISONER EXCHANGE AND PALESTINIAN CHILD PRISONERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2274: tabled on 18 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the prisoner exchange which has led to the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and 477 Palestinian prisoners with a further 550 to be released in the next two months; notes, however, that the list of prisoners released in the first stage on 18 October 2011 does not include any children; further notes that according to figures released by the Israeli Prison Service and Defence of Children International-Palestine, at the end of September 2011 there were 164 Palestinian children (12 to 17 years) detained by Israel, including 35 between the ages of 12and 15 years; and that Israel's treatment of Palestinian child prisoners has raised serious concerns under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; and therefore calls on the Government and the international community to support the appeal by UNICEF for the Israeli government to release all Palestinian child detainees so that they can be reunited with their families.

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 8 November 2011
Lewisham East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2011
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2011
York Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2011
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Sheffield Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2011
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2011
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2011
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2011
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2011
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2011
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2011
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 November 2011
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2011
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2011
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2011
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2011
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2011
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
St Austell and Newquay
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2011
Chippenham
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2011
Portsmouth South
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2011
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2011
Cheltenham
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2011
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2011
Epping Forest
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2011
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2011
Edinburgh North and Leith
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 21 October 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2011
Edmonton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2011
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2011
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Easington
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2011
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 November 2011
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2011
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2011
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2011
Huddersfield
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2011
East Dunbartonshire
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
Angus
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2011
Calder Valley
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 October 2011
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2011
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2011
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2011
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2011
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PRISONER EXCHANGE AND PALESTINIAN CHILD PRISONERS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `months;' to end and add `notes that while the detention of youths is to be regretted, Israel is in the difficult position of having little choice but to detain Palestinian children due to their suspected participation in terrorist acts; condemns terrorists' organisations which target Palestinian youths and which recruit them with the promise of becoming martyrs (shaheed), if they die while committing a suicide attack; further notes that 110 minors were arrested in the first half of 2008 for suspected terrorist activities compared to only 85 in 2007 and that between September 2000 and April 2007 217 minors were arrested due to involvement in suicide bomb attacks; and further notes that the recruitment of youths for terrorist purposes is in grave breach of the international laws of armed conflict, as stated in the Geneva Convention of 1949 and the two additional protocols of 1977.'.
Conservative, Harlow
4
signatures
EDM 2274A1: tabled on 19 October 2011