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BURMA - THAILAND REFUGEE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING CRISIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1024: tabled on 05 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 is alarmed that, whilst the government of Thailand has agreed in principle to allow the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to hundreds of Rohingya refugees that have fled Western Burma's continuing sectarian violence, permanent access has still not been granted; welcomes the government of Thailand's pledge to work with the UNHCR to find a long-term solution but is further alarmed by recent statements indicating that that government is considering deporting refugees after six months, despite warnings that they will face persecution; expresses serious concern that human trafficking of refugees from Burma is a lucrative criminal activity and that traffickers are taking advantage of the violence and fuelling the growing wave of refugees; is especially concerned by a recent BBC report revealing that Thai officials have been selling refugees to traffickers; calls on the Government tourge the government of Thailand to grant the UNHCR full and permanent access to conduct refugee screening and to work with the European Union to push for a regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations-led response to the crisis; further calls on the Government to raise the Thai officials' reported selling of refugees to traffickers with the Thai government; further notes that growing numbers of refugees are risking their lives on smugglers' boats due to mounting frustration over the lack of immediate solution to their plight; and therefore again calls on the Government to work to ensure that unrestricted humanitarian access is granted by the Burmese authorities to Rakhine state.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2013
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Blaydon
Baldry, Sir Tony
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2013
Banbury
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2013
Altrincham and Sale West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Stockton North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2013
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2013
Epping Forest
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Wansbeck
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 27 February 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
South Antrim
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2013
Leeds North West
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2013
North Antrim
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Bolton South East
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dewsbury
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Halifax
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2013
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 February 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Bolsover
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2013
Mid Sussex
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2013
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2013
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2013
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Batley and Spen

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.