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Co-Ordination Of Famine Relief

EDM number 1026 in 1990-91, proposed by Jim Lester on 24/06/1991.

That this House is alarmed at the worsening situation in Africa where almost 30 million people are facing severe food shortages; welcomes the confirmed pledge of the European Commission for 400,000 tonnes new food aid and the recent Overseas Development Administration response in providing 60,000 tonnes food aid but stresses that the food already pledged must be delivered before the end of July 1991 if millions of lives are to be saved; expresses concern that the lack of effective international co-ordination has led to delays in delivery and distribution; and therefore urges Her Majesty's Government to support the re-establishment of the Office for Emergency Operations in Africa (OEOA), which in 1985-86 provided co-ordination of food pledges and relief work; also requests Her Majesty's Government to seek support for this initiative at the meeting the United Nations Secretary General has called to discuss the OEOA on 27th June in New York so that priority is given to ensure that food is delivered to people in need in time to avoid mass starvation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

James Lester24/06/1991BroxtoweProposed
David Steel24/06/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Alan Meale25/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Roland Boyes25/06/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Tom Cox25/06/1991TootingSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe25/06/1991LeighSigned
Paul Flynn25/06/1991Newport WestSigned
Norman Godman25/06/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jack Aspinwall25/06/1991WansdykeSigned
Mike Watson25/06/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Bowen Wells25/06/1991Hertford & StortfordSigned
David Knox25/06/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Keith Bradley26/06/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jim Wallace26/06/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Jack Thompson26/06/1991WansbeckSigned
Kevin Barron26/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
Tommy Graham26/06/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Evans26/06/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie26/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Ron Davies26/06/1991CaerphillySigned
Ronnie Campbell26/06/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Paul Murphy26/06/1991TorfaenSigned
Robert Hicks26/06/1991South East CornwallSigned
Dennis Turner27/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes27/06/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Irene Adams27/06/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Ronnie Fearn27/06/1991SouthportSigned
Peter Hardy01/07/1991WentworthSigned
Russell Johnston01/07/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
John McFall01/07/1991DumbartonSigned
Alan Wynne Williams02/07/1991CarmarthenSigned
Win Griffiths02/07/1991BridgendSigned
David Clelland02/07/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
William McKelvey02/07/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion02/07/1991Dundee EastSigned
Chris Smith02/07/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Ernie Ross02/07/1991Dundee WestSigned
Tim Rathbone02/07/1991LewesSigned
David Lambie03/07/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Huw Edwards03/07/1991MonmouthSigned
Audrey Wise03/07/1991PrestonSigned
James Wray03/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Menzies Campbell04/07/1991Fife North EastSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Keith Raffan09/07/1991DelynSigned
Tony Lloyd11/07/1991StretfordSigned
Eddie McGrady11/07/1991South DownSigned
Martyn Jones16/07/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Peter L PikeUnknownWithdrawn

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