House of Commons
UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES
EDM #1566
Tabled 04 September 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House is appalled by the decision of the US Administration to end its funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which amounts to a reduction of nearly a third of UNRWA's operating budget; believes that such a move takes the Middle East further away from peace and is part of an unprecedented attempt to undermine the international legal consensus on the protected status of Palestinian refugees; notes that across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, around six million Palestinian refugees are registered with UNRWA and reaffirms their status as such; is concerned that this funding decision will critically endanger UNRWA's ability to continue providing vital services, including health care and social services as well as education for well over 500,000 refugee children; and calls on the Government to work with international partners to fill the funding gap left by the US Administration and ensure that vital front-line services are not put at risk by this reckless unilateral withdrawal of support.

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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.
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
13 September 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
09 October 2018
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
04 September 2018
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
13 September 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
10 September 2018
Brabin, Tracy
Labour
13 September 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 September 2018
Brown, Lyn
Labour
13 September 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
04 September 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
04 September 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
05 September 2018
Carden, Dan
Labour
13 September 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
10 September 2018
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
17 October 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
04 September 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
01 November 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
04 September 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
05 September 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
10 September 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
11 September 2018
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
13 September 2018
Dhesi, Mr Tanmanjeet Singh
Labour
13 September 2018
Dromey, Jack
Labour
04 September 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 September 2018
Elliott, Julie
Labour
13 September 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
09 October 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
12 September 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
10 September 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
12 September 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
13 September 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
13 September 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
09 October 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
05 September 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
04 September 2018
Haigh, Louise
Labour
13 September 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
09 October 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
10 September 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
09 October 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
11 September 2018
Hollern, Kate
Labour
13 September 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
05 September 2018
Hussain, Imran
Labour
09 October 2018
Khan, Afzal
Labour
13 September 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
13 September 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
10 September 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 September 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
06 September 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
04 September 2018
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
05 September 2018
Mahmood, Shabana
Labour
13 September 2018
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
13 September 2018
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
04 September 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
06 September 2018
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
13 September 2018
Matheson, Christian
Labour
13 September 2018
McDonald, Andy
Labour
13 September 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2018
Murray, Ian
Labour
04 September 2018
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
04 September 2018
Osamor, Kate
Labour
13 September 2018
Owen, Albert
Labour
04 September 2018
Pennycook, Matthew
Labour
13 September 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
04 September 2018
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
04 September 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
10 September 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
13 September 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
04 September 2018
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
13 September 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
04 September 2018
Smith, Laura
Labour
13 September 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
09 October 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
10 September 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
11 September 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
04 September 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2018
Timms, Stephen
Labour
04 September 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
09 October 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
09 October 2018
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
06 November 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
13 September 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion