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STORM DAMAGE IN CUBA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1643: tabled on 18 March 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House expresses its deep concern at the violent storm which hit Cuba on 12th and 13th March which has caused huge damage to large parts of the island; calls upon the British Government to respond positively to the disaster, which has caused up to 100 casualties, severely hit the banana and potato crops, staples of the Cuban diet, ruined parts of the coffee and tobacco crops, vital for Cuba's export trade, damaged over 2,500 economic projects and left 30,000 homes in need of rebuilding or major repairs, and flooded Havana and elsewhere, disrupting water and electricity supplies to tourists and residents alike; and notes that, due to misleading television reports, it has become widely believed that the storm originated on and exclusively damaged the Atlantic coast of the United States of America when in fact Cuba, which is much less able to pick up the pieces than the United States of America, which maintains an unnecessary blockade against Cuba, has suffered a massive blow from the elements which all humane and civilised societies will wish to mitigate,

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1993
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1993
York
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Chesterfield
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1993
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1993
Wallsend
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1993
Sheffield Central
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1993
Falkirk West
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1993
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1993
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Islington North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Easington
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 May 1993
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1993
Southampton, Itchen
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1993
Lewisham West
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1993
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1993
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
St Helens North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1993
Ilford South
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1993
Tottenham
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1993
The Wrekin
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Wentworth
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1993
Clwyd South West
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1993
Eccles
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 May 1993
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1993
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1993
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1993
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1993
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
West Lancashire
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1993
Lewisham East
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1993
Bristol South
Richardson, Jo
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Barking
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1993
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Dundee West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1993
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1993
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Blaenau Gwent
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Wolverhampton South East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1993
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1993
Cunninghame North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1993
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1993
Glasgow, Provan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

STORM DAMAGE IN CUBA (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'island' to end and add 'recognises that this storm is unlikely to have damaged the Cuban economy as much as the ruthless dictatorship that rules Cuba in the name of a socialist experiment has done; calls upon the people of Cuba to peacefully force the dictatorship to step aside and be replaced by a democratically elected government; believes a new free market capitalist-supporting Government would result in the building of houses to higher standards that could better withstand storms and the development of public services which could better cope with emergencies; and hopes that the Government will seek to support the welfare of the people of Cuba by assisting them towards basic human rights and an economic system which can truly meet their needs.'.
Conservative, Dover
1
signature
EDM 1643A1: tabled on 22 March 1993