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Internal Purchase Of Food For Northern Ethiopia

EDM number 899 in 1990-91, proposed by Alice Mahon on 04/06/1991.

That this House is greatly concerned about the plight of the drought victims in Ethiopia; notes that almost four million of the people affected are in the areas of northern Ethiopia under the control of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front; is conscious that the Southern Line (Joint Relief Partnership) operation cannot supply the quantities of food assistance required; is aware that any food pledged now cannot reach those areas until after the next harvest but that there are enough grain surpluses in the area to feed 75 per cent. of the people in need; recognises that this method of emergency assistance (internal purchase) as conducted by the local relief bodies, the Relief Society of Tigray and the Ethiopian Relief Organisation, is an effective means of reaching the most needy people quickly; and therefore calls on Her Majesty's Government to commit funds immediately for the purchase of locally available grain surpluses for immediate distribution to the needy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Alice Mahon04/06/1991HalifaxProposed
Dawn Primarolo05/06/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Eric Illsley05/06/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Meale05/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Tom Cox05/06/1991TootingSigned
Terry Davis05/06/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Barnes05/06/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Martin Redmond06/06/1991Don ValleySigned
David Hinchliffe06/06/1991WakefieldSigned
Bill Michie06/06/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley06/06/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Cummings06/06/1991EasingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie06/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tony Banks06/06/1991Newham North WestSigned
John Battle06/06/1991Leeds WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/06/1991Islington NorthSigned
Eddie Loyden11/06/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Evans11/06/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman11/06/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bruce Grocott11/06/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Robert Parry12/06/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Joan Lestor12/06/1991EcclesSigned
Andrew Faulds12/06/1991Warley EastSigned
Win Griffiths13/06/1991BridgendSigned
Eddie McGrady19/06/1991South DownSigned
Ronald Brown20/06/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Tony Benn24/06/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Audrey Wise03/07/1991PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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