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Palestinian Academic Rights

EDM number 823 in 1990-91, proposed by Ernie Ross on 10/05/1991.

That this House notes with concern the closure, since December 1987, of Palestinian schools, colleges and universities by Israel which is denying thousands of Palestinian students access to an education; further notes that such closures contravene the 4th Geneva Convention of 1949 and have been condemned by the European Parliament, the United Nations, the United States and other governments; also recognises the universal right to an education regardless of race, colour or gender, and that more than half of the Palestinians resident in the West Bank and Gaza are of school age and that such closures affect the majority of Palestinians; calls on the Israeli Government to immediately re-open the closed Palestinian educational establishments; urges Her Majesty's Government to make representations to the Israeli Government to uphold international law and fulfill the internationally recognised responsibilities of occupying forces, while recognising that the present closures have denied an entire generation of young Palestinians access to an education; and further believes that the re-opening of the educational establishments in the Occupied Territories would play an important role in creating the right environment for steps forward in the search for a just and lasting peace for Israel and the Palestinian people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 88 MPs.

Ernie Ross10/05/1991Dundee WestProposed
James Pawsey10/05/1991Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Dawn Primarolo10/05/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Clare Short10/05/1991Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Kate Hoey10/05/1991VauxhallSigned
John McAllion10/05/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey10/05/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Richard Page10/05/1991South West HertfordshireSigned
George Galloway10/05/1991Glasgow HillheadSigned
Mike Watson10/05/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
David Young10/05/1991Bolton South EastSigned
Bob Cryer13/05/1991Bradford SouthSigned
Harry Barnes13/05/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks13/05/1991Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman13/05/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/05/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Harry Cohen13/05/1991LeytonSigned
Ian McCartney13/05/1991MakerfieldSigned
David Knox13/05/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Martin Redmond13/05/1991Don ValleySigned
Eric Martlew14/05/1991CarlisleSigned
Ronald Brown14/05/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Thomas McAvoy14/05/1991Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
John McFall14/05/1991DumbartonSigned
James Callaghan14/05/1991Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours14/05/1991WorkingtonSigned
Tom Clarke14/05/1991Monklands WestSigned
John Cummings14/05/1991EasingtonSigned
Tam Dalyell14/05/1991LinlithgowSigned
Alistair Darling14/05/1991Edinburgh CentralSigned
Derek Fatchett14/05/1991Leeds CentralSigned
Maria Fyfe14/05/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jonathan Aitken14/05/1991South ThanetSigned
Richard Alexander14/05/1991NewarkSigned
Bruce Grocott14/05/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Jack Thompson14/05/1991WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner14/05/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Keith Vaz14/05/1991Leicester EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley14/05/1991CaernarfonSigned
Tony Worthington14/05/1991Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
James Wray14/05/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
John Marek14/05/1991WrexhamSigned
Jim Marshall14/05/1991Leicester SouthSigned
Nigel Griffiths14/05/1991Edinburgh SouthSigned
Max Madden14/05/1991Bradford WestSigned
Anthony Meyer14/05/1991Clwyd North WestSigned
Terry Patchett14/05/1991Barnsley EastSigned
William Powell14/05/1991CorbySigned
Terry Rooney14/05/1991Bradford NorthSigned
Alex Salmond14/05/1991Banff & BuchanSigned
Chris Smith14/05/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Hardy14/05/1991WentworthSigned
Robert Hicks14/05/1991South East CornwallSigned
David Hinchliffe14/05/1991WakefieldSigned
John Home Robertson14/05/1991East LothianSigned
Jimmy Hood14/05/1991ClydesdaleSigned
Robert Hughes14/05/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones14/05/1991Ynys MSigned
Terry Lewis14/05/1991WorsleySigned
Robert Litherland14/05/1991Manchester CentralSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse14/05/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Alice Mahon14/05/1991HalifaxSigned
Gerry Steinberg15/05/1991Durham, City ofSigned
David Steel15/05/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/05/1991Islington NorthSigned
Richard Body15/05/1991Holland with BostonSigned
Eddie Loyden15/05/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tony Lloyd15/05/1991StretfordSigned
Mildred Gordon15/05/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
Eric Illsley16/05/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
David Lambie16/05/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Joan Lestor17/05/1991EcclesSigned
Tony Benn17/05/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Audrey Wise17/05/1991PrestonSigned
Joyce Quin20/05/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Peter Griffiths20/05/1991Portsmouth NorthSigned
Irene Adams21/05/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Keith Bradley21/05/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jim Sillars22/05/1991Glasgow, GovanSigned
Win Griffiths22/05/1991BridgendSigned
Richard Caborn06/06/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas13/06/1991Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Diane Abbott20/06/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Peter Pike11/07/1991BurnleySigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Martyn Jones16/07/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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