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PARLIAMENT OF DENMARK AND REFUGEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1027: tabled on 28 January 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 and friends of Denmark are disappointed in the moves by the Danish Parliament, the Folketing, in passing a Migrant Bill, which as well as delaying family reunions, will take much of the last remaining property from people seeking asylum in Denmark who may have lost everything in war or persecution, fleeing with only the possessions they can carry, to be then stripped of those few moveable possessions if they seek sanctuary in Denmark; appeals for no other governments in the EU to follow this very narrow, mean-minded example; hopes that people traffickers do not emulate this state behaviour either; notes that this move has been criticised by the Geneva-based UNHCR; and considers that instead, people should show understanding of why such situations arise and generosity of spirit and provide help to those in such a situation lest people today or their descendants ever find themselves in a similar 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.

Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2016
Leeds North West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Bolton South East
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2016
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Midlothian
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.