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UK FOREIGN POLICY ON THE DEATH PENALTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1087: tabled on 08 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 reiterates its opposition to the use of the death penalty under any circumstances; notes with concern the Government's recent decision to abandon its death penalty strategy at a time when executions in countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have hit record numbers; further notes with deep concern the recent report by the Reprieve campaign which states that Saudi Arabia executed 157 people in 2015 and killed 47 prisoners in just one day on 2 January 2016; notes with concern Reprieve's statement that Pakistan executed 325 people since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, and that Iran executed nearly 1,000 people in 2015 where at least 600 of those hanged were convicted of drugs offences, understood to be the highest total for 16 years; and calls on the Government to continue to oppose the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, to reinstate its death penalty strategy, to make it a formal objective of UK foreign policy to seek the global abolition of capital punishment, and to make high level and specific diplomatic representations in relation to all death sentences that violate the particular principles of international law.

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.

Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Coventry South
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2016
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 February 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.