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Anniversary of channel crossing deaths

EDM (Early Day Motion) 603: tabled on 22 November 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House marks the first anniversary of the tragic death of 32 people in the Channel in the early hours of the morning of 24 November 2021; urges the Government to speed up the enquiry currently being carried out by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch; notes the harrowing new evidence which has come to light as part of the French investigation, suggesting that both the French and British authorities were aware of the boat in distress and of its position; further notes that despite logs showing numerous calls to French and UK authorities over the nine hour window, and that by 2.45am the boat was in British waters, no efforts appear to have been made to send help; and believes an urgent public enquiry must now be launched into these deaths to provide answers to the families of those who died and ensure all lessons are learnt and implemented to prevent further tragedies in the Channel.

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.

Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Streatham
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Middlesbrough
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Cynon Valley
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Coventry South
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Birkenhead
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Nottingham East
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Jarrow
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 24 November 2022
Leicester East
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2022
City of Durham
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 24 November 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2022
Arfon
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2022
Glasgow Central
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2022
Belfast South
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2022
Glasgow North East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2022
Hemsworth
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
York Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.