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Vietnamese Boat People In Hong Kong

EDM number 970 in 1990-91, proposed by Gwyneth Dunwoody on 17/06/1991.

That this House notes with concern the grave situation which has arisen in Hong Kong as a result of the influx of Vietnamese boat people since 1st May this year, when there have been 7194 new arrivals, which brought the number of boat people in Hong Kong's camps to over 59,000; notes the severe strains that providing for these people has placed on the resources of the Hong Kong community including land, hospitals and the staff of the Royal Hong Kong Police and Correctional Services Department; notes that the continuing failure to find a lasting solution to this problem has resulted in an intolerable situation for the boat people themselves; and calls upon the Government of the United Kingdom urgently to seek the cooperation of the governments of Vietnam and the United States of America, in promoting arrangements which will enable those boat people who are not classified as refugees to return to Vietnam, with dignity and with confidence that their human rights will be respected, under the Comprehensive Plan of Action, and those who are classified as refugees to be resettled expeditiously.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Gwyneth Dunwoody17/06/1991Crewe & NantwichProposed
Llin Golding17/06/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Win Griffiths17/06/1991BridgendSigned
Alan Meale18/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Andrew Faulds18/06/1991Warley EastSigned
Tommy Graham18/06/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
David Alton19/06/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Gerry Steinberg19/06/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Gerry Bermingham19/06/1991St Helens SouthSigned
Kenneth Eastham19/06/1991Manchester, BlackleySigned
Terry Davis19/06/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Russell Johnston19/06/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Eric Illsley19/06/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Alice Mahon20/06/1991HalifaxSigned
Frank Cook20/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Tom Cox20/06/1991TootingSigned
Irene Adams20/06/1991Paisley NorthSigned
John Cummings24/06/1991EasingtonSigned
Roland Boyes25/06/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Peter Hardy25/06/1991WentworthSigned
Robert Parry25/06/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Norman Hogg25/06/1991Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Austin Mitchell26/06/1991Great GrimsbySigned
John Evans26/06/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Kevin Barron26/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
Jack Thompson26/06/1991WansbeckSigned
David Steel27/06/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Dennis Turner27/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Peter Temple-Morris01/07/1991LeominsterSigned
Nick Brown02/07/1991Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Peter Pike11/07/1991BurnleySigned
Edward O'Hara17/07/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Clive Soley18/07/1991HammersmithSigned
Charles Kennedy18/07/1991Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Tom Pendry19/07/1991Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Roy Hughes22/07/1991Newport EastSigned
George Foulkes22/07/1991Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Jonathan AitkenUnknownWithdrawn
Michael ColvinUnknownWithdrawn

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