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NATURAL RESOURCES OF PALESTINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 838: tabled on 04 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 acknowledges the view of the World Bank that Israel's occupation is preventing Palestine from accessing its natural resources, including not only oil and gas but also agricultural land and water acquifers; notes the natural gas reserves of Gaza Marine One and Noa South of Gaza Marine Two are in Gaza's territorial waters and contain at least $5 billion of gas; further notes that BG Group has held a licence since 1999 but Israel's intransigence has prevented it from commencing exploration; further notes the already operational Meged oil field in Israel is believed to contain reserves of at least 3.5 million barrels and to extend into the Occupied West Bank; further notes that Israel has also issued licences for oil exploration in the occupied Golan Heights in violation of international law; recalls that the Oslo Accords oblige Israel to co-ordinate exploration for natural resources in shared territory with the Palestine Authority and share its benefits; and therefore calls on the Government, together with its European partners, to press Israel to abide by its obligations and cease obstructing legitimate Palestinian endeavours aimed at accessing its natural resources.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Blaydon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Coventry South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Wansbeck
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Leeds North West
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2015
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
South Down
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 March 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2015
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.