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EDM number 830 in 1992-93, proposed by Robert Hughes on 12/11/1992.

That this House reaffirms its support for the policy of the Commonwealth and the United Nations which, in the light of the progress being made towards a united, non-racial and democratic South Africa, have agreed to the relaxation of the sports boycott of South Africa for those sports codes which have established a unified and genuinely non-racial governing body and which are pursuing a comprehensive programme for the development of the sport within black communities; welcomes the efforts of those sports codes which are seeking to meet these conditions; regrets the lack of progress in rugby union football, which has led the National and Olympic Sports Congress and the African National Congress to withdraw their support for any future international rugby tours; calls upon the South African Rugby Football Union to respond positively to the proposals put forward by the National and Olympic Sports Congress to overcome the current crisis; expresses its particular concern at the forthcoming tour of Wales by the Transvaal Rugby Football Union, which is to take place in defiance of direct appeals from the National and Olympic Sports Congress and the African National Congress; recognises that this tour falls outside the framework agreed by the Commonwealth for the relaxation of the sports boycott; and therefore calls upon the British Government to honour its responsibilities under the Gleneagles Agreement by urging the Welsh Rugby Union to postpone the tour and by providing no support or assistance to the tour should it take place.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Robert Hughes12/11/1992Aberdeen NorthProposed
Alun Michael12/11/1992Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Rhodri Morgan12/11/1992Cardiff WestSigned
Paul Murphy12/11/1992TorfaenSigned
Richard Caborn12/11/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
Win Griffiths12/11/1992BridgendSigned
Peter Pike13/11/1992BurnleySigned
Jim Dowd13/11/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Eric Clarke16/11/1992MidlothianSigned
James Wray16/11/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Peter Hain16/11/1992NeathSigned
Bruce Grocott16/11/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
Norman Godman16/11/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Terry Davis16/11/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Michael Connarty16/11/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Meale16/11/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey16/11/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion16/11/1992Dundee EastSigned
Glenda Jackson16/11/1992Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Ernie Ross16/11/1992Dundee WestSigned
Richard Burden17/11/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Mike Watson17/11/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
John Battle17/11/1992Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes17/11/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Tommy Graham17/11/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Derek Enright17/11/1992HemsworthSigned
Keith Bradley17/11/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie17/11/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Elfyn Llwyd17/11/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Terry Lewis17/11/1992WorsleySigned
Tom Cox17/11/1992TootingSigned
Peter Hardy18/11/1992WentworthSigned
Lynne Jones18/11/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone18/11/1992Brent EastSigned
Bryan Davies18/11/1992Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
John Gunnell18/11/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Hugh Bayley18/11/1992York, City ofSigned
Robert Parry19/11/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Keith Vaz19/11/1992Leicester EastSigned
Eric Illsley19/11/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
John Hutton19/11/1992Barrow & FurnessSigned
Martyn Jones30/11/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Bridget Prentice10/12/1992Lewisham EastSigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jack Thompson13/01/1993WansbeckSigned
Austin Mitchell15/01/1993Great GrimsbySigned
George Howarth21/01/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds27/01/1993Warley EastSigned

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