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Gender Guidelines For The Determination Of Asylum Claims

EDM number 1370 in 1997-98, proposed by Oona King on 01/06/1998.

That this House is gravely concerned that some women who have fled detention, physical and sexual violence and other forms of torture are being refused asylum by the Home Office; believes that the introduction of gender guidelines will alert decision-makers to the specific difficulties women have in gaining protection under the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees; notes that Canada, the United States, and Australia have all successfully produced gender guidelines which have made their asylum procedures both fairer and more efficient; welcomes the gender guidelines that are being drafted by the Refugee Women's Legal Group; and calls on the Government to fulfil the commitment it made in the Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and introduce gender guidelines for the determination of asylum claims in the immediate future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 133 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Oona King01/06/1998Bethnal Green & BowLabourProposed
Neil Gerrard01/06/1998WalthamstowLabourSigned
Richard Allan01/06/1998Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley01/06/1998Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Dafydd Wigley01/06/1998CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
John Austin02/06/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Norman Godman02/06/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Valerie Davey02/06/1998Bristol WestLabourSigned
Alice Mahon02/06/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones02/06/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Harry Barnes03/06/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Jackie Ballard03/06/1998TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock03/06/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George03/06/1998St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham03/06/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Karen Buck03/06/1998Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Evan Harris03/06/1998Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth03/06/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Matthew Taylor04/06/1998Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow04/06/1998South RibbleLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn04/06/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable04/06/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake04/06/1998Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner04/06/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Martin Salter05/06/1998Reading WestLabourSigned
Helen Southworth05/06/1998Warrington SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/06/1998Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tom Cox08/06/1998TootingLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe08/06/1998LeighLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham08/06/1998Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge08/06/1998Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook08/06/1998Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen08/06/1998Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Colin Breed08/06/1998South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Marshall08/06/1998Glasgow, ShettlestonLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar08/06/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Alan Simpson08/06/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Sedgemore08/06/1998Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Linda Perham08/06/1998Ilford NorthLabourSigned
John Swinney09/06/1998North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Roseanna Cunningham09/06/1998PerthScottish National PartySigned
Kevin McNamara09/06/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Love09/06/1998EdmontonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Stephen Hesford09/06/1998Wirral WestLabourSigned
Mike Wood10/06/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell10/06/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Bermingham10/06/1998St Helens SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/06/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Bill Michie10/06/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
David Lepper10/06/1998Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Beverley Hughes10/06/1998Stretford & UrmstonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington11/06/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Julia Drown11/06/1998South SwindonLabourSigned
Iain Coleman11/06/1998Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones11/06/1998Ynys MPlaid CymruSigned
Eric Illsley11/06/1998Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders11/06/1998TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Stinchcombe15/06/1998WellingboroughLabourSigned
David Chidgey15/06/1998EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Piara S Khabra16/06/1998Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
William Ross17/06/1998East LondonderryUUPSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews17/06/1998MedwayLabourSigned
Edward Davey17/06/1998Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Davidson17/06/1998Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick18/06/1998Poplar & Canning TownLabourSigned
Diana Organ18/06/1998Forest of DeanLabourSigned
John McDonnell18/06/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John McAllion18/06/1998Dundee EastLabourSigned
Julie Morgan18/06/1998Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg23/06/1998Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Robert Wareing23/06/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall24/06/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Andrew Miller24/06/1998Ellesmere Port & NestonLabourSigned
Brian Cotter24/06/1998Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith25/06/1998Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer25/06/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Tony Clarke25/06/1998Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Lembit 25/06/1998MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh29/06/1998Bradford WestLabourSigned
Helen Jackson29/06/1998Sheffield, HillsboroughLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/06/1998Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Mullin29/06/1998Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Phil Willis29/06/1998Harrogate & KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Llin Golding30/06/1998Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Tom Pendry30/06/1998Stalybridge & HydeLabourSigned
Anne Begg01/07/1998Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Dave Watts02/07/1998St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Derek Twigg02/07/1998HaltonLabourSigned
Vernon Coaker02/07/1998GedlingLabourSigned
Lynda Clark02/07/1998Edinburgh, PentlandsLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill02/07/1998OchilLabourSigned
Lawrie Quinn02/07/1998Scarborough & WhitbyLabourSigned
Mark Todd03/07/1998South DerbyshireLabourSigned
David Crausby03/07/1998Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Heath03/07/1998Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Kerry Pollard03/07/1998St AlbansLabourSigned
Paul Truswell06/07/1998PudseyLabourSigned
Jim Wallace06/07/1998Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Audrey Wise08/07/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Michael Moore08/07/1998Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Marshall08/07/1998Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Charles Kennedy08/07/1998Ross, Skye & Inverness WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Jones08/07/1998Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Robert Jackson08/07/1998WantageConservativeSigned
Mark Oaten09/07/1998WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Jacqui Smith10/07/1998RedditchLabourSigned
Phil Sawford13/07/1998KetteringLabourSigned
Ivan Lewis13/07/1998Bury SouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis13/07/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Maxton14/07/1998Glasgow, CathcartLabourSigned
Debra Shipley14/07/1998StourbridgeLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone15/07/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell17/07/1998Fife North EastLiberal DemocratSigned
David Rendel20/07/1998NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell20/07/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch20/07/1998HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Maria Fyfe21/07/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Terry Lewis21/07/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/07/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hume22/07/1998FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Richard Livsey22/07/1998Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Grogan22/07/1998SelbyLabourSigned
Martin Linton23/07/1998BatterseaLabourSigned
Paul Goggins23/07/1998Wythenshawe & Sale EastLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths28/07/1998Reading EastLabourSigned
Chris Ruane28/07/1998Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith29/07/1998Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Hunter30/07/1998BasingstokeConservativeSigned
Simon Hughes03/09/1998North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry20/10/1998KingswoodLabourSigned
Tess Kingham17/11/1998GloucesterLabourSigned
Charles ClarkeUnknownWithdrawn
Alan MealeUnknownWithdrawn

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