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Trafficking In Women

EDM number 346 in 1996-97, proposed by Lynne Jones on 12/12/1996.

That this House welcomes the latest European Commission communication to the Council and the European Parliament on Trafficking in Women for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation; deplores that this trade to Europe, which is largely in the hands of organised crime networks, has expanded yet further, since the falling of the Berlin Wall, to include Eastern and Central European countries; notes that the majority of women being exploited in this way are under 25 years and many under 16 years; further notes that trafficked women from developing countries are more likely than their European counterparts to be married with children, and draws attention to the differing underlying economic and social causes of this trade; asks that, having made steps to tackle child sex tourism, the Government now gives attention to the trade in adult women for purposes of sexual exploitation; calls upon the Government to begin consultation to act on the recommendations in the Report, in particular by setting up a co-ordinating body made up of law enforcement, migration, judicial and social authorities and also members of non-governmental organisations; and urges the Government to consider making arrangements for the issue of a temporary permit of stay for victims prepared to act as witnesses in judicial proceedings as, without the evidence of victims, cases may never come to court.

This motion has been signed by a total of 66 MPs.

Lynne Jones12/12/1996Birmingham, Selly OakProposed
Alice Mahon12/12/1996HalifaxSeconded
Angela Eagle12/12/1996WallaseySeconded
Ann Coffey12/12/1996StockportSeconded
Alan Wynne Williams12/12/1996CarmarthenSeconded
Colin Pickthall12/12/1996West LancashireSeconded
Peter Pike12/12/1996BurnleySigned
Gordon Prentice12/12/1996PendleSigned
Irene Adams13/12/1996Paisley NorthSigned
Ken Livingstone16/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Tony Banks16/12/1996Newham North WestSigned
John Evans16/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Terry Davis16/12/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/12/1996LeighSigned
Tom Cox16/12/1996TootingSigned
William McKelvey16/12/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion16/12/1996Dundee EastSigned
Liz Lynne16/12/1996RochdaleSigned
Barry Jones16/12/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Robert Hughes16/12/1996Aberdeen NorthSigned
Alan Howarth16/12/1996Stratford-on-AvonSigned
Peter Hardy16/12/1996WentworthSigned
Rachel Squire16/12/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
Ernie Ross16/12/1996Dundee WestSigned
John Cummings17/12/1996EasingtonSigned
Audrey Wise17/12/1996PrestonSigned
Harry Barnes17/12/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Michael Connarty17/12/1996Falkirk EastSigned
James Callaghan17/12/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Bill Michie17/12/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley17/12/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Nick Harvey17/12/1996North DevonSigned
John Heppell17/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Eric Illsley17/12/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Glenda Jackson17/12/1996Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Eddie Loyden17/12/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alan Meale18/12/1996MansfieldSigned
Rhodri Morgan18/12/1996Cardiff WestSigned
Eric Clarke18/12/1996MidlothianSigned
Ian Davidson18/12/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jeff Ennis18/12/1996Barnsley EastSigned
Bill Etherington18/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Llin Golding18/12/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Win Griffiths18/12/1996BridgendSigned
Roland Boyes13/01/1997Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/01/1997Durham, City ofSigned
Paul Flynn14/01/1997Newport WestSigned
David Clelland14/01/1997Tyne BridgeSigned
Malcolm Chisholm14/01/1997Edinburgh LeithSigned
David Hinchliffe14/01/1997WakefieldSigned
Harry Cohen14/01/1997LeytonSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Kevin Hughes16/01/1997Doncaster NorthSigned
Norman Godman16/01/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Jean Corston22/01/1997Bristol EastSigned
Michael Clapham23/01/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Roy Beggs28/01/1997East AntrimSigned
Dafydd Wigley28/01/1997CaernarfonSigned
Martyn Jones30/01/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Peter Kilfoyle30/01/1997Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Nigel Jones04/02/1997CheltenhamSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bridget Prentice06/02/1997Lewisham EastSigned
Anne Campbell11/02/1997CambridgeSigned

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