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CHINESE LABOUR CORPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 659: tabled on 06 December 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commemorates the centenary of the First World War, pays tribute to the 96,000 men of the Chinese Labour Corps, of whom the first arrived in France in April 1917; notes their extraordinary sacrifices in support of front line allied troops, and that over 2000 died; further notes that they dug trenches, buried the dead, cleared shells, built and operated military railways, maintained and supported tanks and aircraft which were decisive in Britain's war effort, and helped build the cemeteries around the Somme after the War; regrets that their contribution was largely overlooked afterwards and has never been properly commemorated; and welcomes the planned permanent memorial to their toil and sacrifice in ABP's new business district at Royal Albert Dock in the London Borough of Newham.

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 21 December 2017
Livingston
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 December 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2017
Bolton North East
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2017
Kingston and Surbiton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2017
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Poplar and Limehouse
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 December 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2017
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 13 December 2017
Luton North
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2017
Ceredigion
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2017
Eastbourne
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2017
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2017
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2017
Glasgow South West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2018
East Dunbartonshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.