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The Ogunwobi Family

EDM number 1347 in 1993-94, proposed by Diane Abbott on 20/06/1994.

That this House notes with deep concern the plight of Sunday Ogunwobi, a respected church leader and school governor and his family ofa wife and three children who are in sanctuary in Downs Baptist Church, Hackney, having been under notice of deportation since 16th March 1994, despite living 13 years in the United Kingdom; notes the deep concern shown by many members of the local community at the deeply damaging effect any removal to Nigeria will have on the health and education of the family's children; welcomes Hackney Council's unanimous all-party vote to support the family; notes the support given to the family's case by local church leaders such as the Bishop of Stepney and national church leaders like Reverend David Coffey, General Secretary of the Baptist Union; deplores any suggestion of breaking into the church; notes the warnings of the damage to community relations of any such suggested action; and in the International Year of the Family, calls on the Government to exercise compassion and discretion in the matter and lift the deportation order and grant indefinite leave to remain.

This motion has been signed by a total of 91 MPs.

Diane Abbott20/06/1994Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonProposed
Rachel Squire21/06/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Alice Mahon21/06/1994HalifaxSigned
Alan Meale21/06/1994MansfieldSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/06/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Eric Clarke21/06/1994MidlothianSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/06/1994Islington NorthSigned
Harry Barnes21/06/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley21/06/1994York, City ofSigned
Ken Livingstone22/06/1994Brent EastSigned
John Battle22/06/1994Leeds WestSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Derek Enright22/06/1994HemsworthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie22/06/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bill Michie22/06/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Robert Litherland22/06/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Lynne Jones22/06/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones22/06/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
John Heppell22/06/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Robert Parry22/06/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Peter Pike22/06/1994BurnleySigned
Alan Simpson23/06/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Keith Vaz23/06/1994Leicester EastSigned
Jack Thompson23/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Gerry Bermingham23/06/1994St Helens SouthSigned
Joe Benton23/06/1994BootleSigned
Win Griffiths23/06/1994BridgendSigned
Norman Godman23/06/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Neil Gerrard23/06/1994WalthamstowSigned
Frank Field23/06/1994BirkenheadSigned
Andrew Faulds23/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Bill Etherington23/06/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Jim Dowd23/06/1994Lewisham WestSigned
John Denham23/06/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/06/1994LeighSigned
Eddie Loyden23/06/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Piara S Khabra23/06/1994Ealing, SouthallSigned
Peter Hardy23/06/1994WentworthSigned
Ann Clwyd24/06/1994Cynon ValleySigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody24/06/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
William McCrea27/06/1994Mid UlsterSigned
John Evans27/06/1994St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings27/06/1994EasingtonSigned
Alf Morris27/06/1994Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Glenda Jackson27/06/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Tessa Jowell27/06/1994DulwichSigned
Edward O'Hara27/06/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Joyce Quin28/06/1994Gateshead EastSigned
Dennis Turner28/06/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Roger Berry28/06/1994KingswoodSigned
Nick Ainger28/06/1994PembrokeSigned
Bill Olner28/06/1994NuneatonSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/06/1994Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Doug Hoyle28/06/1994Warrington NorthSigned
Martin Redmond28/06/1994Don ValleySigned
Barbara Roche28/06/1994Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Kim Howells28/06/1994PontypriddSigned
John Hume28/06/1994FoyleSigned
Martin Smyth28/06/1994Belfast SouthSigned
Martyn Jones29/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Janet Anderson29/06/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Llin Golding29/06/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Michael Clapham29/06/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Malcolm Chisholm29/06/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Keith Bradley29/06/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Joan Ruddock29/06/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Calum MacDonald29/06/1994Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Roland Boyes29/06/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Richard Caborn29/06/1994Sheffield CentralSigned
Jim Wallace30/06/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Audrey Wise30/06/1994PrestonSigned
David Alton01/07/1994Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Harry Cohen01/07/1994LeytonSigned
Jim Cunningham04/07/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Alan Wynne Williams04/07/1994CarmarthenSigned
Mike O'Brien04/07/1994North WarwickshireSigned
Brian Sedgemore05/07/1994Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Michael Connarty05/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Neil Kinnock06/07/1994IslwynSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones11/07/1994Ynys MSigned
Chris Mullin11/07/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
Jean Corston12/07/1994Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Bray13/07/1994Motherwell SouthSigned
Tony Benn18/07/1994ChesterfieldSigned
Alex Salmond20/07/1994Banff & BuchanSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Simon Hughes21/07/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Peter Hain31/10/1994NeathSigned
Max Madden01/11/1994Bradford WestSigned
Dennis Skinner02/11/1994BolsoverSigned

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