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REPEAL OF THE "ZIONISM IS RACISM" RESOLUTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 448: tabled on 19 December 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the decision of the United Nations general assembly to repeal the notorious U.N.G.A. Resolution 3379/75 of 10th November 1975, normally known as the 'Zionism is Racism' resolution; congratulates Her Majesty's Government for ensuring that that the United Kingdom voted for repeal, just as it originally voted against the 1975 resolution; thanks President Bush for leading the diplomatic activity which produced the repeal of that infamous slur on the Jewish people; but notes with regret that 25 nations voted against repeal, including such totalitarian dictatorships as Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Syria.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 1992
East Antrim
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Ilford North
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Dudley West
Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Blackpool South
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Brent North
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Castle Point
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1992
Bury North
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1992
Montgomery
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Davyhulme
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1992
South Staffordshire
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1992
Crewe and Nantwich
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Harrow East
Field, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Isle of Wight
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Hampstead and Highgate
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Barrow and Furness
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Beckenham
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1992
Hendon North
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1992
South West Cambridgeshire
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Leeds North West
Hind, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1992
West Lancashire
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Pontypridd
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Wealden
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1992
Hendon South
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 1992
Mid Ulster
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Torridge and West Devon
Rhodes James, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1992
Cambridge
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Broxbourne
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Hornsey and Wood Green
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Streatham
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 1992
South Belfast
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
City of Durham
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1992
Solihull
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Ilford South
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1992
Doncaster Central

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.

REPEAL OF THE "ZIONISM IS RACISM" RESOLUTION (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'welcomes' and insert 'notes'.
Labour, Tottenham
3
signatures
EDM 448A1: tabled on 16 January 1992
REPEAL OF THE "ZIONISM IS RACISM" RESOLUTION (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'resolution' to end and add 'further notes that the Israel "Law of Return" makes any individual born anywhere in the world with at least one Jewish grandparent eligible for Israeli citizenship, while citizenship is denied to millions of Palestinians; believes that this is a racist law; and further believes that any eventual settlement of the Palestinian question must take account of the right of exiled and/or stateless Palestinians to return to their homeland.'.
Labour, Tottenham
3
signatures
EDM 448A2: tabled on 16 January 1992