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Humanitarian Situation In Indonnesia

EDM number 1624 in 1997-98, proposed by Brian White on 28/07/1998.

That this House notes with grave concern the reports from the Indonesian government that 40 per cent of the population is now in poverty due to the ongoing economic crisis; recognises that the resultant humanitarian crisis has been magnified by serious food shortages in rural areas due to the El Nino weather system; understands that the most serious short-term effects are not financial but humanitarian as up to 45 per cent of infants are malnourished, possibly a quarter of a million children have left school mid-term to earn an income for their families, and the instances of street children, child labour and child prostitution have risen dramatically; regrets that the international community continues to underestimate the severity and depth of the crisis; is aware that measures instituted by multilateral financial institutions may not be effectively addressing the problems to alleviate hunger and poverty; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government urgently to implement aid projects and directly support local civil society organisations, international non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies in the short-term to reverse the deteriorating situation of the most vulnerable groups in Indonesia.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Brian White28/07/1998North East Milton KeynesLabourProposed
Kerry Pollard28/07/1998St AlbansLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas28/07/1998Harrow WestLabourSigned
Ian Stewart28/07/1998EcclesLabourSigned
Bob Blizzard28/07/1998WaveneyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin28/07/1998Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe28/07/1998LeighLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith28/07/1998Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ashok Kumar28/07/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle28/07/1998ChorleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/07/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner28/07/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Jonathan R Shaw28/07/1998Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Martin Salter28/07/1998Reading WestLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/07/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/07/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes29/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock29/07/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman29/07/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Ian Gibson29/07/1998Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke29/07/1998Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Peter Brand29/07/1998Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Michie29/07/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis29/07/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey29/07/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell29/07/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Pike29/07/1998BurnleyLabourSigned
David Chaytor29/07/1998Bury NorthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis30/07/1998Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe30/07/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Andrew George30/07/1998St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin30/07/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall31/07/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Maria Eagle31/07/1998Liverpool, GarstonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington31/07/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Evan Harris02/09/1998Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell19/10/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson20/10/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara20/10/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John McWilliam20/10/1998BlaydonLabourSigned
Eric Clarke20/10/1998MidlothianLabourSigned
Oona King21/10/1998Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone21/10/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Hilton Dawson21/10/1998Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Paul Flynn21/10/1998Newport WestLabourSigned
Malcolm Savidge22/10/1998Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/10/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Debra Shipley27/10/1998StourbridgeLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Terry Davis18/11/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned

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