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NORTHERN IRELAND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 76: tabled on 11 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 believes that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, as the National Human Rights Institution for Northern Ireland, plays a vital role in ensuring that Government and public bodies protect the fundamental human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland; acknowledges the role that the Commission has played in promoting understanding and education about human rights so that people know their rights and the protections they are entitled to if these are violated, denied or compromised; pays tribute to the role of the Commission in maintaining peace, promoting progress and building community cohesion in Northern Ireland in the spirit envisioned by the Good Friday Agreement and under UN obligations in post-conflict societies; notes with concern that the Government is cutting the Commission's budget by over 10 per cent for 2015-16 and that this follows a 25 per cent budget cut in the last four years; further notes that these cuts will impair the Commission's capacity to operate successfully and could jeopardise its United Nations A status and with it Northern Ireland's voice at the UN; and calls on the Government to withdraw this cut and provide full and proper funding to the Commission so that it can fulfil its duty to protect and promote the rights of all of the people in Northern Ireland.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Blaydon
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2014
Aberavon
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Neath
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 2 July 2014
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 June 2014
Belfast South
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2014
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Livingston
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2014
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Halifax
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Walsall South
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
St Helens South and Whiston

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.