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SYRIAN PASSPORTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 562: tabled on 18 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 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 grave concern reports that Syrian citizens and critics of the Syrian government have had their passports declared stolen by their government; further notes reports that as a consequence of this, UK authorities have confiscated passports based on such reports from the Syrian government, while at the same time accusing that same Syrian government of war crimes; notes that on 22 September 2016 award-winning journalist, Zaina Erhaim, had her passport confiscated for this reason even though her identity was not contested and she was allowed entry into the UK on an older passport; notes that this has had a huge impact on her and her family; believes that such actions risk making the UK appear to be complicit in assisting the Syrian government in its repression of its own citizens; and urges the Home Secretary to assist Ms Erhaim and others unfairly treated to acquire proper identity documentation, and to review the procedures so that no foreign governments can abuse the passport system to silence their critics or journalists upholding the right to freedom of expression.

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 24 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2016
Cynon Valley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Glasgow North
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
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 24 October 2016
North Down
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
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 November 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2016
Mansfield
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 26 October 2016
Argyll and Bute
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2016
Ilford North
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Midlothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2016
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.