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Violation Of Human Rights In Jamaica

EDM number 68 in 1996-97, proposed by Gerald Kaufman on 25/10/1996.

That this House expresses its disgust and revulsion at the continued violation of human rights in Jamaica as manifested in the mistreatment of prison inmates in that country; draws attention to the failure of the Jamaican Government to conform to and to fulfil the rulings of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, in that prisoners who have been on death row for more than five years continue to be held on death row instead of being transferred to alternative confinement, to the barbaric conditions in which many prisoners continue to be held, to the denial of access to medical treatment of prisoners in serious need of such access, and to the arrogant attitude of the Jamaican High Commission in London, which treats representations on these serious matters with lassitude and disdain; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to make urgent representations to the Jamaican Government in order to rectify a situation which places in doubt the fitness of Jamaica to receive economic aid and trading preferences.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Gerald Kaufman25/10/1996Manchester, GortonProposed
Michael Connarty28/10/1996Falkirk EastSigned
John Cummings28/10/1996EasingtonSigned
Peter Bottomley28/10/1996ElthamSigned
Peter Hardy29/10/1996WentworthSigned
Lynne Jones29/10/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Kenneth Eastham29/10/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Norman Godman29/10/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Battle29/10/1996Leeds WestSigned
William McKelvey30/10/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Robert Wareing30/10/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Jack Thompson30/10/1996WansbeckSigned
Angela Eagle30/10/1996WallaseySigned
Tom Cox30/10/1996TootingSigned
Eric Clarke30/10/1996MidlothianSigned
Edward O'Hara30/10/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Gordon Oakes30/10/1996HaltonSigned
Alan Meale30/10/1996MansfieldSigned
Kevin McNamara30/10/1996Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
John McAllion30/10/1996Dundee EastSigned
Barry Jones30/10/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Robert Parry31/10/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Don Touhig31/10/1996IslwynSigned
Keith Bradley31/10/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Llin Golding31/10/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Alex Carlile06/11/1996MontgomerySigned
Tommy Graham06/11/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall06/11/1996Warrington SouthSigned
David Winnick06/11/1996Walsall NorthSigned
Martyn Jones07/11/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Alan Williams07/11/1996Swansea WestSigned
James Wray11/11/1996Glasgow ProvanSigned
Alan Wynne Williams12/11/1996CarmarthenSigned
Nigel Jones12/11/1996CheltenhamSigned
Denzil Davies13/11/1996LlanelliSigned
Terry Davis13/11/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Mike Watson13/11/1996Glasgow CentralSigned
Tony Wright13/11/1996Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Brian Wilson19/11/1996Cunninghame NorthSigned
Terry Rooney21/11/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Win Griffiths21/11/1996BridgendSigned
Allan Rogers03/12/1996RhonddaSigned
Ken Livingstone06/12/1996Brent EastSigned

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