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TACKLING THE REFUGEE CRISIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 374: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 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.

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
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Aberdeen North
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Sheffield Central
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Foyle
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 September 2015
North Down
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Jones, Gerald
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
East Lothian
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Aberavon
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2015
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Aberdeen South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Easington
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Argyll and Bute
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 September 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.