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Continued Imprisonment Of Charles Bester

EDM number 511 in 1989-90, proposed by David Alton on 12/02/1990.

That this House notes with approval the recent change in South African law which has led to a reduction in sentences for those conscientious objectors who refuse to join the South African defence forces on religious grounds alone; and urges the South African Government to extend clemency to all who have refused to join the South African defence forces on religious grounds, including 19 year old Charles Bester, who faces a further four and a half years in prison.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Alton12/02/1990Liverpool Mossley HillProposed
Humfrey Malins12/02/1990Croydon North WestSigned
Alistair Burt12/02/1990Bury NorthSigned
Frank Field12/02/1990BirkenheadSigned
Keith Vaz12/02/1990Leicester EastSigned
Jim Wallace12/02/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Andrew Welsh12/02/1990Angus EastSigned
Alan Meale13/02/1990MansfieldSigned
Alex Carlile13/02/1990MontgomerySigned
George Galloway13/02/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
John Battle13/02/1990Leeds WestSigned
Gordon Oakes14/02/1990HaltonSigned
David Steel14/02/1990Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Win Griffiths14/02/1990BridgendSigned
Ronnie Fearn14/02/1990SouthportSigned
Roland Boyes14/02/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Elliot Morley14/02/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Roy Hughes14/02/1990Newport EastSigned
Chris Smith14/02/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Tom Cox15/02/1990TootingSigned
Donald Anderson15/02/1990Swansea EastSigned
Alan Beith19/02/1990Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eric Illsley07/03/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jim Cousins19/06/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Paul Boateng26/06/1990Brent SouthSigned
Andrew Faulds03/07/1990Warley EastSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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