House of Commons
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TACKLING THE REFUGEE CRISIS
EDM #374
Tabled 07 September 2015
2015-16 Session
That this House notes with extreme concern the ongoing refugee crisis being witnessed in Europe and across the Mediterranean Sea; understands that the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that more than 350,000 migrants have attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea between January and August 2015; considers it a tragedy that over 2,600 refugees and migrants have died or gone missing whilst undertaking this perilous journey and that at least a further 1,000 have lost their lives along various other migration routes, including the Sahara Desert and South Asia's Bay of Bengal; further notes that far from being economic migrants looking to improve their circumstances, figures compiled by the United Nations show that 62 per cent of those who had reached Europe by boat this year were from Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan - countries ravaged by war and religious extremism; is aware that the number of those seeking refuge in Europe equates to less than 0.05 per cent of the continent's population and that, as the world's richest continent, much more could be done to address the unfolding tragedy; applauds what it considers to be the exceptional efforts of the German Federal Government which is preparing to take in 800,000 asylum seekers this year; recognises that a growing number of people across the country wish the UK Government to adopt a similarly proactive role; believes that the UK could comfortably provide sanctuary to many more asylum seekers due to the fact that UN figures show the number of refugees in the UK fell from 193,600 to 117,161 over the last four years; and calls on the Government to show decisive leadership to ensure the UK plays a full and active role in alleviating this escalating and tragic situation.

Signatures (63)

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.
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
08 September 2015
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
10 September 2015
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
10 September 2015
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
07 September 2015
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 September 2015
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 September 2015
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
09 September 2015
Hussain, Imran
Labour
21 October 2015
Jones, Gerald
Labour
11 September 2015
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
21 October 2015
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
07 September 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
10 September 2015
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
14 September 2015
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Morris, Grahame
Labour
07 September 2015
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
26 October 2015
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 September 2015
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
08 September 2015
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
09 September 2015
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
08 September 2015
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
09 September 2015
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
17 September 2015
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
15 December 2015
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion