Parliament Website

Children Interned In The Far East In World War Ii

EDM number 647 in 1996-97, proposed by Denis MacShane on 12/03/1997.

That this House expresses its deep concern that more than 50 years after the end of World War II those British children who were interned by the Japanese have received no direct compensation from any source; considers that action needs to be taken following the recommendations by the United Nations Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, adopted by the General Assembly, which welcomed the information that the Permanent Court of Arbitration is available to victims of violations of human rights, including various forms of slavery, and to states, should the parties wish to submit any matters to arbitration; draws the attention of the parties concerned to the possibility of making agreements on voluntary submission to the jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; considers that the prompt establishment of a Japanese administrative tribunal to deal with persons who suffered maltreatment, in particular subjection to treatment akin to slavery, would effectively settle such grievances; invites the Government of Japan to co-operate with the United Nations and the specialised agencies in this matter; notes that the Swiss and German governments have recently set up funds to compensate victims of human rights violations in World War II; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to play its part in this process and in particular to co-operate with non-governmental organisations, which are seeking to negotiate an honourable settlement between the parties concerned.

This motion has been signed by a total of 75 MPs.

Denis MacShane12/03/1997RotherhamProposed
Colin Pickthall12/03/1997West LancashireSigned
David Winnick12/03/1997Walsall NorthSigned
Anthony Grant12/03/1997Cambridge South WestSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Jim Dowd12/03/1997Lewisham WestSigned
Tam Dalyell12/03/1997LinlithgowSigned
Ann Clwyd12/03/1997Cynon ValleySigned
Patrick Nicholls12/03/1997TeignbridgeSigned
Michael Marshall12/03/1997ArundelSigned
John Home Robertson12/03/1997East LothianSigned
John Heppell12/03/1997Nottingham EastSigned
Barry Sheerman12/03/1997HuddersfieldSigned
Gordon Prentice12/03/1997PendleSigned
Peter Pike12/03/1997BurnleySigned
Diana Maddock13/03/1997ChristchurchSigned
Paddy Tipping13/03/1997SherwoodSigned
Alan Beith13/03/1997Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Hugh Bayley13/03/1997York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes13/03/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Andrew Faulds13/03/1997Warley EastSigned
John Evans13/03/1997St Helens NorthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Menzies Campbell13/03/1997Fife North EastSigned
Bill Michie13/03/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Lynne Jones13/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Martin Smyth13/03/1997Belfast SouthSigned
Tony Banks17/03/1997Newham North WestSigned
Gerard Vaughan17/03/1997Reading EastSigned
Teddy Taylor17/03/1997Southend EastSigned
Nick Ainger17/03/1997PembrokeSigned
Paul Flynn17/03/1997Newport WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe17/03/1997LeighSigned
Michael Colvin17/03/1997Romsey and WatersideSigned
Ken Livingstone17/03/1997Brent EastSigned
Roy Hughes17/03/1997Newport EastSigned
Alan Howarth17/03/1997Stratford-on-AvonSigned
Llew Smith17/03/1997Blaenau GwentSigned
Tom Cox17/03/1997TootingSigned
Dennis Turner18/03/1997Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Mark Wolfson18/03/1997SevenoaksSigned
Nicholas Winterton18/03/1997MacclesfieldSigned
Andrew Welsh18/03/1997Angus EastSigned
Peter Thurnham18/03/1997Bolton North EastSigned
John Hannam18/03/1997ExeterSigned
David Alton18/03/1997Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Bruce George18/03/1997Walsall SouthSigned
Margaret Ewing18/03/1997MoraySigned
Alex Carlile18/03/1997MontgomerySigned
Ian Bruce18/03/1997South DorsetSigned
Emma Nicholson18/03/1997Torridge & West DevonSigned
Alice Mahon18/03/1997HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden18/03/1997Liverpool, GarstonSigned
David Knox18/03/1997Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones18/03/1997Ynys MSigned
Peter Hardy18/03/1997WentworthSigned
Kenneth Eastham18/03/1997Manchester, BlackleySigned
Alf Morris19/03/1997Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Matthew Taylor19/03/1997TruroSigned
John Gunnell19/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Neil Gerrard19/03/1997WalthamstowSigned
Mike Gapes19/03/1997Ilford SouthSigned
Ian Davidson19/03/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Edward O'Hara19/03/1997Knowsley SouthSigned
David Nicholson19/03/1997TauntonSigned
Eric Martlew19/03/1997CarlisleSigned
Calum MacDonald19/03/1997Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Nick Harvey19/03/1997North DevonSigned
Keith Speed19/03/1997AshfordSigned
Ian Paisley20/03/1997North AntrimSigned
Mike Hall20/03/1997Warrington SouthSigned
Roy Beggs20/03/1997East AntrimSigned
David Steel20/03/1997Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Don Touhig20/03/1997IslwynSigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.