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United Nations And Humanitarian Aid

EDM number 538 in 1991-92, proposed by Dafydd Elis Thomas on 22/01/1992.

That this House welcomes the appointment of a single humanitarian aid co-ordinator by the United Nations who shall have the authority to deal with governments that deny assistance to suffering peoples, and those that use humanitarian relief for political ends; further welcomes the resolution passed on Wednesday 18th December for an extra ú50 million will be granted for emergency supplies and the announcement that humanitarian aid can be given through appeal by an affected people and not through governments necessarily in countries suffering from civil strife; notes that neighbouring countries will now be required to help in the creation of aid corridors so that humanitarian assistance can be delivered in the shortest possible time to the affected people; believes that such moves will ensure improved co-ordination of relief efforts and will help enshrining of the principle of humanitarian aid in international law; and very much hopes that amongst the first to benefit from the new United Nations resolution will be the Kurds, Tamils and the East Timorese.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Dafydd Elis Thomas22/01/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwyProposed
Ieuan Wyn Jones22/01/1992Ynys MSigned
Ernie Ross23/01/1992Dundee WestSigned
Kim Howells23/01/1992PontypriddSigned
Ken Livingstone23/01/1992Brent EastSigned
John McAllion23/01/1992Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey23/01/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Frank Cook23/01/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Huw Edwards23/01/1992MonmouthSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Harry Barnes23/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Tom Cox24/01/1992TootingSigned
Norman Godman24/01/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Peter Hardy27/01/1992WentworthSigned
Alan Meale27/01/1992MansfieldSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/01/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Mike Watson27/01/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Ian McCartney28/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
John Evans28/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Eric Illsley29/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
John McFall29/01/1992DumbartonSigned
John Battle29/01/1992Leeds WestSigned
Andrew Faulds30/01/1992Warley EastSigned
Win Griffiths30/01/1992BridgendSigned
James Wray30/01/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Edward O'Hara05/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Alex Carlile05/02/1992MontgomerySigned
Eddie McGrady07/02/1992South DownSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Joan Lestor13/02/1992EcclesSigned
Audrey Wise13/02/1992PrestonSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned
Bruce George12/03/1992Walsall SouthSigned

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