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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES 2019

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2009: tabled on 24 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019; recognises the rich diversity of indigenous languages spoken across the British Isles including Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Welsh, Doric, Romany, Cornish, Irish Gaelic and British Sign Language; welcomes the UN’s recognition of the importance of these languages as expression of a person’s culture, history, knowledge and traditions that have endured across the centuries; notes with concern that the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said 40 per cent of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken around the world are in danger of disappearing; welcomes this opportunity for global co-operation to promote and protect indigenous languages as tools for greater mutual understanding, peace-building and reconciliation.

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.

Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Central Ayrshire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Inverclyde
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Glasgow Central
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Glasgow East
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
North East Fife
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Glasgow South West
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Dunfermline and West Fife
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
Argyll and Bute
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2019
West Dunbartonshire
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2019
Coventry South
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Perth and North Perthshire
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2019
Worthing West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2019
Arfon
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Motherwell and Wishaw
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Glasgow North
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Airdrie and Shotts
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Lanark and Hamilton East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2019
Ceredigion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Glasgow South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2019
Edinburgh East
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2019
Blyth Valley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2019
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2019
Dundee West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2019
Romford
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2019
Cardiff South and Penarth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES 2019 (Amendment 1)
After the word "Doric," insert "Ulster Scots,".
Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford
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signatures
EDM 2009A1: tabled on 31 January 2019