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Refugees From Vietnam

EDM number 215 in 1989-90, proposed by Chris Mullin on 14/12/1989.

That this House notes with very few exceptions, refugees from Vietnam are fleeing not persecution, but extreme poverty; further notes that this poverty has a variety of causes including: (a) 35 years of continous warfare, (b) the imposition of a Stalinist economic and political system and (c) an aid and trade embargo imposed by the United States of America since 1975 and an aid and credit embargo imposed by EEC countries since 1979; believes that the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Cambodia and recent substantial changes in economic and other policies removes whatever justification there may have been for the pursuit of economic sanctions against Vietnam; and calls upon the British Government to restore development aid and credit facilities to Vietnam, to urge other EEC governments to do the same, and to use its influence with the United States government to end its trade and aid embargo or else to accept that the flow of refugees from Vietnam to Hong Kong and elsewhere will continue indefinitely.

This motion has been signed by a total of 62 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Chris Mullin14/12/1989Sunderland SouthProposed
Russell Johnston14/12/1989Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Bowen Wells14/12/1989Hertford & StortfordSigned
James Lester14/12/1989BroxtoweSigned
Michael Foot14/12/1989Blaenau GwentSigned
Tony Banks18/12/1989Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes18/12/1989North East DerbyshireSigned
John McAllion19/12/1989Dundee EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley19/12/1989CaernarfonSigned
John Battle19/12/1989Leeds WestSigned
Win Griffiths19/12/1989BridgendSigned
Alan Meale19/12/1989MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey19/12/1989Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney19/12/1989MakerfieldSigned
Jim Marshall19/12/1989Leicester SouthSigned
Alice Mahon19/12/1989HalifaxSigned
Eric Illsley19/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Kim Howells19/12/1989PontypriddSigned
John Home Robertson19/12/1989East LothianSigned
Peter Hardy19/12/1989WentworthSigned
Andrew Rowe19/12/1989Kent MidSigned
Ernie Ross19/12/1989Dundee WestSigned
Peter Pike19/12/1989BurnleySigned
Doug Hoyle20/12/1989Warrington NorthSigned
Eddie Loyden20/12/1989Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tom Cox20/12/1989TootingSigned
Chris Smith21/12/1989Islington South & FinsburySigned
Jack Thompson21/12/1989WansbeckSigned
Jim Wallace21/12/1989Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Andrew Faulds08/01/1990Warley EastSigned
Joan Ruddock08/01/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
John Cummings08/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Brian Sedgemore09/01/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Gerry Steinberg10/01/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Robert Parry11/01/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dawn Primarolo11/01/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Keith Bradley11/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Diane Abbott11/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Matthew Taylor12/01/1990TruroSigned
Clare Short18/01/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Jim Sillars18/01/1990Glasgow, GovanSigned
Ron Leighton18/01/1990Newham North EastSigned
Margaret Ewing18/01/1990MoraySigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jimmy Hood25/01/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Robert Litherland25/01/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Max Madden29/01/1990Bradford WestSigned
Ken Livingstone07/02/1990Brent EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/02/1990Islington NorthSigned
Mildred Gordon07/02/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Terry Patchett08/02/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours08/02/1990WorkingtonSigned
John Garrett08/02/1990Norwich SouthSigned
James Callaghan15/02/1990Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Kenneth Eastham15/02/1990Manchester, BlackleySigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Simon Hughes22/02/1990Southwark and BermondseySigned
Charles Kennedy22/02/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Roland Boyes02/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ronnie Fearn28/03/1990SouthportSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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