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REFUGEE CRISIS IN WINTER 2015-16

EDM (Early Day Motion) 729: tabled on 18 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 great concern the appalling situation facing refugees from war-torn countries and failed states, who have survived the dangerous journey into Europe only to face the prospect of having to survive the winter in inadequate camps; is extremely worried at the prospect of vulnerable people, including women and children, left traumatised and ill after years of war and long journeys and being left to freeze after seeking asylum in some of the world's wealthiest countries; believes that the UK has a responsibility to accept a much greater share of these refugees than it has done so far; notes that refugees fleeing countries such as Syria are not in any sense economic migrants, but have instead been forced to leave a home country run by a regime which tortures, murders and bombs its own citizens, as well as suffering the brutality of ISIS; applauds the generosity of UK citizens who have donated to help refugees and called for the UK to accept more refugees; and calls on the Government to take urgent action to ensure that refugees in Europe and the UK are adequately housed and clothed this winter and that there are no deaths from cold or exposure.

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 25 November 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2015
Worthing West
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Bristol West
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2015
North Tyneside
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2016
Delyn
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2015
Bradford East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Belfast South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2015
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Coventry North West
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.