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SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENCE KNOWN AS THE WHITE HELMETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 536: tabled on 12 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 applauds the work of the Syrian Civil Defence volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets, who work in one of the most dangerous places on Earth; recognises that they are the largest civil society organisation operating in areas outside of government control in Syria; notes the White Helmets are volunteer men and women from all walks of life; praises its delivery of public services to nearly seven million people; commends its saving of people on all sides of the conflict, pledging commitment to the principles of humanity, solidarity, impartiality; recognises these volunteers have saved 62,000 lives, and this number is growing daily; regrets that 141 White Helmets have been killed saving lives; calls for the UN to uphold Resolution 2139 of 2014 which banned barrel bombs and other indiscriminate weapons; and believes that the White Helmets motto, to save a life is to save all of humanity, is an expression of hope for Syrians.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2016
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
North East Fife
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Glasgow North West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.