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Pending Execution Of Earl Washington

EDM number 112 in 1993-94, proposed by Chris Mullin on 25/11/1993.

That this House notes with distaste that the State of Virginia is proposing to execute Earl Washington, who has been diagnosed as mentally retarded and highly suggestible; notes that Mr Washington was convicted of murder and rape mainly on the basis of statements extracted from him in police custody; notes that, in addition to the offences of which he was convicted, Mr Washington confessed to a series of crimes which he could not possibly have committed and with which he was not charged; notes the strongly held view of his attorney, Mr Robert T Hall, that Mr Washington is an innocent man; notes that the courts have refused to entertain new evidence on the grounds that it came to light out of time; calls on the Attorney General, Steven D. Rosenthal, to order a retrial; and calls on the Governor of Virginia to commute the death sentence without delay or else further to tarnish the human rights record of the United States of America in the eyes of civilised people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 84 MPs.

Chris Mullin25/11/1993Sunderland SouthProposed
Eric Clarke25/11/1993MidlothianSigned
Tony Wright25/11/1993Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Alan Williams25/11/1993Swansea WestSigned
Gareth Wardell25/11/1993GowerSigned
Donald Anderson25/11/1993Swansea EastSigned
Peter Hain25/11/1993NeathSigned
Norman Godman25/11/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Frank Field25/11/1993BirkenheadSigned
Margaret Ewing25/11/1993MoraySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie25/11/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Ann Clwyd25/11/1993Cynon ValleySigned
Menzies Campbell25/11/1993Fife North EastSigned
Stephen Byers25/11/1993WallsendSigned
Elliot Morley25/11/1993Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Lewis Moonie25/11/1993KirkcaldySigned
Peter Pike25/11/1993BurnleySigned
David Hanson25/11/1993DelynSigned
Mike O'Brien25/11/1993North WarwickshireSigned
Colin Pickthall25/11/1993West LancashireSigned
Alan Meale25/11/1993MansfieldSigned
Barbara Roche25/11/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Brian Sedgemore25/11/1993Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Alan Simpson25/11/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Geoff Hoon25/11/1993AshfieldSigned
Robert Hughes25/11/1993Aberdeen NorthSigned
Andrew MacKinlay25/11/1993ThurrockSigned
Calum MacDonald25/11/1993Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Ken Livingstone25/11/1993Brent EastSigned
Robert Litherland25/11/1993Manchester CentralSigned
John Hutton25/11/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
George Howarth25/11/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Eddie Loyden26/11/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Evans26/11/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes26/11/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
William McKelvey29/11/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Hugh Bayley29/11/1993York, City ofSigned
Nick Ainger29/11/1993PembrokeSigned
Terry Davis29/11/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings29/11/1993EasingtonSigned
Frank Cook29/11/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Michael Connarty29/11/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Alex Carlile29/11/1993MontgomerySigned
John McAllion29/11/1993Dundee EastSigned
Bill Michie29/11/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Bridget Prentice29/11/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Ernie Ross29/11/1993Dundee WestSigned
Peter Hardy29/11/1993WentworthSigned
Glenda Jackson29/11/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Lynne Jones29/11/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Alice Mahon29/11/1993HalifaxSigned
Peter Kilfoyle30/11/1993Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Keith Bradley30/11/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jean Corston30/11/1993Bristol EastSigned
Ian Davidson30/11/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jim Dowd30/11/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Win Griffiths30/11/1993BridgendSigned
Mike Hall30/11/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Tony Banks30/11/1993Newham North WestSigned
Jack Thompson30/11/1993WansbeckSigned
Janet Anderson01/12/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Michael Clapham01/12/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ronnie Campbell01/12/1993Blyth ValleySigned
Eric Illsley01/12/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Kim Howells01/12/1993PontypriddSigned
Dawn Primarolo01/12/1993Bristol SouthSigned
Max Madden01/12/1993Bradford WestSigned
Edward O'Hara01/12/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Robert Parry02/12/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/1993CheltenhamSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/12/1993Islington NorthSigned
Bill Etherington02/12/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
John Battle02/12/1993Leeds WestSigned
Tony Worthington02/12/1993Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
David Rendel03/12/1993NewburySigned
Russell Johnston06/12/1993Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Angela Eagle06/12/1993WallaseySigned
Matthew Taylor06/12/1993TruroSigned
Jim Wallace07/12/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Ian McCartney08/12/1993MakerfieldSigned
Roland Boyes08/12/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John Gunnell08/12/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Martyn Jones14/12/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Gapes17/12/1993Ilford SouthSigned

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