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SYRIAN REFUGEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 565: tabled on 14 October 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 scale of the current refugee crisis caused by the ongoing conflict in Syria; welcomes the UK's contribution to the humanitarian aid effort so far; is concerned that despite this support countries bordering Syria are struggling to cope with the numbers of refugees and believes that this threatens the stability of the region; further recognises the UK's proud tradition of protecting refugees and providing sanctuary to those fleeing persecution and war; further recognises that the UK has long sheltered a Syrian diaspora, many of whom have family links to those currently fleeing Syria; regrets that the UK is not one of the 17 countries participating in the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) resettlement programme; notes that Germany has agreed to transfer 5,000 Syrian refugees from Lebanon to Germany; and calls on the Government to work with the UNHCR and the international community to institute an emergency humanitarian evacuation programme and to establish a resettlement programme in the UK.

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.

Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2013
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2013
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 21 October 2013
Portsmouth South
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2013
Cheltenham
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 15 October 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2013
South Antrim
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 October 2013
South Down
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Ealing, Southall
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2013
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.