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Deportation Of Jamaican Citizens

EDM number 1268 in 1993-94, proposed by Max Madden on 20/05/1994.

That this House is dismayed to learn the latest cost to British taxpayers of deporting Jamaican citizens refused entry to visit the United Kingdom in December 1993 now totals ú194,492; notes this includes the costs of detention, escorting and deportation; further notes that demands made by the Home Office to Caledonian Airways for ú2, 033.81 and to Leisure International Airways for ú44,561 to pay for detention and escort costs remained unpaid on 26th April; believes the deportation of Jamaican citizens who wished to spend Christmas and New Year with relatives and friends in Britain was planned in advance by senior immigration officers without the prior knowledge or authority of Home Office Ministers; notes that such officers have not been disciplined in any way for what is now seen to have been a travesty of natural justice and to have done grave damage to race relations in Britain and to this country's reputation overseas; and can only conclude the deportations were in all respects an extremely costly political fiasco.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Max Madden20/05/1994Bradford WestProposed
Jeremy Corbyn20/05/1994Islington NorthSigned
Colin Pickthall23/05/1994West LancashireSigned
Robert Parry23/05/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Clive Soley23/05/1994HammersmithSigned
Lynne Jones23/05/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone23/05/1994Brent EastSigned
Alan Meale23/05/1994MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke23/05/1994MidlothianSigned
Jean Corston23/05/1994Bristol EastSigned
Harry Barnes23/05/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Derek Enright24/05/1994HemsworthSigned
David Young24/05/1994Bolton South EastSigned
Jim Dowd24/05/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Michael Connarty24/05/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Michie24/05/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eddie Loyden24/05/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Peter Hardy24/05/1994WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner24/05/1994BolsoverSigned
Ronnie Campbell24/05/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Bill Etherington25/05/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Hugh Bayley25/05/1994York, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths14/06/1994BridgendSigned
Jim Cunningham16/06/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Robert Wareing17/06/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Harry Cohen17/06/1994LeytonSigned
Neil Gerrard20/06/1994WalthamstowSigned
Martyn Jones22/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Bryan Davies23/06/1994Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Greg Pope30/06/1994HyndburnSigned
Dennis Turner30/06/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Audrey Wise11/07/1994PrestonSigned
Andrew Faulds12/07/1994Warley EastSigned
Tony Benn18/07/1994ChesterfieldSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned

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