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RIGHT OF ABODE FOR FORMER BRITISH-HONG KONG SERVICEMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 92: tabled on 14 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 recognises the enormous contribution to Britain of the former Hong Kong Armed Forces from 1857 until 1997; believes that those remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of Hong Kong to China should now be offered that choice; notes that not more than some 500 soldiers were given a UK passport in 1997 under the then passport selection scheme; further notes that the remainder of the military Corps and some 100 Royal Naval servicemen were left behind; acknowledges that these men and their ancestors have served British commitments in south-east Asia greatly, stood shoulder to shoulder with Britain through two World Wars as well as alongside Britain in France, Burma, Korea, Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and the United Nations for King, Queen and country; and calls on the Government to recognise that the decision not to have asked each serviceman to freely transfer their nationality from British-Hong Kong to Hong Kong-Chinese was unjust and an error that should now be rectified.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Aberdeen South
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2014
Canterbury
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 September 2013
North West Leicestershire
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2013
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
Heywood and Middleton
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2013
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2013
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2013
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Vauxhall
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2014
Stafford
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2013
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2013
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Edmonton
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Dundee West
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2013
Livingston
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2013
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Ynys Môn
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2013
Dewsbury
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Torbay
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2014
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2013
Bradford East
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2013
Calder Valley
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 April 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2014
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2013
East Antrim

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.