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Ban on goods produced by state-sponsored forced labour

EDM (Early Day Motion) 898: tabled on 17 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the United States Department of Home Security issuing five Withhold Release Orders which will ban the import of products from the People’s Republic of China produced with state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region where the Chinese Communist Party government is engaged in systematic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities; notes that the latest orders cover computer parts made by Hefei Bitland Information Tehncology Co., cotton produced by Xinjang Junggar Cotton and Linen Co., clothing from the Yili Zhuowan Garment Manufacturing Co., hair products made in the Lop County Hair Product Industrial Park in Xinjiang, and all products made with labour from the notorious Lop County No.4 Vocational Skills Education and Training Centre, the latter of which is little better than a slave labour concentration camp through which, and through a network of similar camps, genocide is now being perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party against the Uyghur people; and urges the Government to review and upgrade its own import control arrangements to ensure that British consumers are protected from inadvertently supporting slave labour and genocide in China.

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.

Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2020
Rhondda
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2020
Hammersmith
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2020
Bedford
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Bristow, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 17 September 2020
Peterborough
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2020
Ealing, Southall
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Glasgow South
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 September 2020
Romford
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 18 September 2020
West Lancashire
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 18 September 2020
South Shields
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 September 2020
Bath
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 18 September 2020
North Down
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 September 2020
East Lothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 September 2020
Central Ayrshire
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2020
East Ham
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 September 2020
Gordon
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 September 2020
Edinburgh West
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 September 2020
Strangford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 September 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 September 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 28 September 2020
Hemel Hempstead
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 October 2020
Glasgow Central
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Belfast South

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

Ban on goods produced by state-sponsored forced labour (Amendment 1)
In lines 4 and 14 delete "Chinese Communist Party" and replace with "current government of the People's Republic of China".
Labour, Brighton, Kemptown
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EDM 898A1: tabled on 23 October 2020