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GAY RIGHTS IN BRUNEI

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2274: tabled on 08 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with alarm that stoning to death as the punishment for homosexual sex came into force on 3 April 2019 in Brunei; further notes that this is part of an enactment of the Sharia penal code formally published in 2013 that also includes stoning for adultery and amputation for theft; is appalled by this barbaric and inhumane violation of human rights; notes that Brunei became a member of the Commonwealth in 1984; further notes the Ministerial visit in August 2018 by the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the visit of the Trade Envoy Paul Scully in November 2018; believes that LGBT rights are human rights and the protection of those rights should be a central element of UK foreign and trade policy; calls on the Government to use its position as a member of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to propose the suspension of Brunei from the Councils of the Commonwealth; and further calls on the UK Trade Envoy to raise this in future discussions with Bruneian officials.

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.

Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 April 2019
North East Fife
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 April 2019
Glasgow South West
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 April 2019
North Down
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Hornsey and Wood Green
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2019
Edinburgh West
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Blyth Valley
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Ilford North
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Leicester East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 April 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Leeds North West
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2019
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2019
Worthing West
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Ealing, Southall
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Coventry South
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Colne Valley
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2019
High Peak
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2019
Orkney and Shetland
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2019
Oxford West and Abingdon
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2019
North Norfolk
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 April 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2019
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 24 April 2019
Luton North
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2019
North Tyneside
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2019
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2019
Glasgow East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2019
Hartlepool
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 May 2019
Glasgow South
Gapes, Mike
Independent
Signed on 22 July 2019
Ilford South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.