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RESTRICTIONS ON JOURNALISTS IN BURMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 57: tabled on 01 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 deplores the restrictions recently imposed on journalists in reporting proceedings in the Burmese parliament, the Assembly of the Union; notes that the restrictions have now been lifted; believes that the reporting of parliamentary proceedings is vital for public information and to hold Members accountable; further notes the importance of the fight by John Wilkes to secure reporting of Parliament in the development of the UK's own democracy; further notes the latest report on Burma in 2015 by Human Rights Watch that highlights increasing intimidation of the media over the past year, including new restrictions on both foreign and domestic journalists; further notes the current imprisonment of 13 journalists and the shooting in October 2014 of the freelance reporter, Ko Par Gyi, by the army whilst held in custody; and calls on the Government to raise concerns about the restrictions on parliamentary reporting in Burma and to express its determination to monitor developments in media freedom in Burma in the future.

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 11 June 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2015
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Leeds East
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2015
Orkney and Shetland
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 June 2015
North Down
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2015
Bradford East
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Aberavon
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2015
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2015
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
East Renfrewshire
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.