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BURMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2710: tabled on 08 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 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 welcomes the steps taken by President Thein Sein to release some political prisoners, enter into ceasefire negotiations with armed ethnic groups and allow more political space in Burma; further welcomes the visit to Burma by the Foreign Secretary and his meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; expresses continued support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma in their ongoing efforts to secure human rights and democratic reform; notes with concern that hundreds of political prisoners remain in Burma's jails, and that there has been an increase in human rights abuses in ethnic states; further notes that reforms made so far have mostly not been enshrined in law and no constitutional changes have been made; believes that international pressure has played an important role in encouraging reforms so far; and calls on the Government to ensure that EU sanctions on Burma are not relaxed prematurely before substantially more political prisoners are released, conflict isended and there is an inclusive dialogue process to secure further and irreversible reform.

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 6 March 2012
Lewisham East
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Ochil and South Perthshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2012
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2012
Stroud
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2012
Dagenham and Rainham
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2012
Monmouth
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2012
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2012
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2012
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2012
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Edinburgh East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
Vauxhall
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2012
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Knowsley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2012
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2012
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2012
Gainsborough
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2012
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Manchester Central
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 March 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 March 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2012
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Livingston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 2012
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2012
Strangford
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2012
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2012
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2012
East Dunbartonshire
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2012
Worcester
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2012
North Dorset
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2012
Hove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 2012
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2012
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Telford
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2012
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.