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The 0.7 per cent overseas aid commitment

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1194: tabled on 25 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern and condemnation of any attempt by the Government to reduce aid spending by ending the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) on Overseas Development Assistance; notes that the 0.7 per cent target was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1970, was first achieved by the UK in 2013, has been met every year since, and is currently enshrined in law through the International Development Act 2015; recognises that maintaining the commitment was part of the Conservative Party manifesto the Government was elected on in December 2019; acknowledges the significant cross-party support for the commitment with a further six parties supporting spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid at the last general election; notes that the Independent Commission for Aid Impact has found that the Government’s approach to managing the target has become increasingly effective and well-coordinated; understands that UK aid spending makes a significant contribution to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, tackling global challenges such as eradicating poverty, promoting gender inequality, and taking action on climate change; is deeply worried that the UK aid budget is already experiencing drastic reductions due to the fall in GNI which will be compounded by the end of the 0.7 per cent commitment; believes that it is unacceptable to turn to neglect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, particularly while the covid-19 pandemic drives more people into poverty; and calls on the Government to live up to its international responsibilities and maintain the 0.7 per cent aid commitment.

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.

Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Stirling
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glasgow South
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2020
Leicester East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Edinburgh East
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glenrothes
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glasgow Central
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Inverclyde
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glasgow North East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Gordon
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
East Renfrewshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Argyll and Bute
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
East Lothian
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
West Dunbartonshire
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Aberdeen South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Dundee East
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glasgow East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Falkirk
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Glasgow South West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Perth and North Perthshire
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Stockport
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Luton South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 November 2020
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 November 2020
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2020
Worthing West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
City of Durham
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.