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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 79: tabled on 24 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 observes that 8 November 2015 was the 50th anniversary of the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the purpose of which was to build a US base on Diego Garcia; notes that an agreement between the UK and the US of 30 December 1966 made provision for the Territory to be set aside for defence purposes and for the population to be deported; further notes that this agreement comes up for re-negotiation and renewal before 30 December 2016; expresses profound regret that the Chagossian people have lived in exile for at least the last 42 years and that many have since died; urges the Government to restore the human rights of the Chagossian people; and calls for the renewal of the 1966 UK/US Agreement to be conditional on a commitment by both parties to facilitate and support resettlement, given that the recent independent study by KPMG into resettlement found no reason why it should not take place.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2016
Harrow East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, James
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2016
North Wiltshire
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 24 May 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Bolton South East
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2016
Copeland
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Midlothian
Tolhurst, Kelly
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2016
Rochester and Strood
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.