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Cuba and the US blockade

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1550: tabled on 25 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that the US blockade of Cuba has cost the Cuban economy billions of dollars, causes shortages in essential services and has been exacerbated by the Trump administration’s designation of Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism – a politically motivated move which intensifies sanctions against the Cuban people in the middle of a health pandemic; welcomes recent comments by Juan González, White House Director for the Western Hemisphere, that the Biden administration is seeking to lift remittance and travel restrictions; hopes measures will be taken to enable Cuba to access materials to produce and deliver millions of doses of its covid-19 vaccine both to its own population and elsewhere; congratulates the Government for voting against the blockade, and on its positive engagement with Cuba, including joint projects on covid-19, medical research and facilitating the posting of Cuban medical brigades to British overseas territories; and calls on the Government to promote international cooperation between Cuba and the UK and to encourage the Biden administration to normalise relations by reversing the designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism and ending the blockade.

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.

Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Luton South
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Stockport
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Jarrow
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Norwich South
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Glasgow South West
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Birkenhead
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2021
Islington North
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 March 2021
Foyle
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2021
Wansbeck
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2021
Coventry South
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2021
Knowsley
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2021
Cynon Valley
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2021
Belfast South
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2021
Hemsworth
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2021
Dundee West
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2021
Edinburgh East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Sheffield South East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2021
Stirling
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2021
Belfast East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2021
Central Ayrshire
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Rochdale
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 March 2021
Arfon
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 26 March 2021
North Down
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Glasgow North West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
City of Durham
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.