That this House is appalled by the United Nations estimate that some 20 million people are living in slavery around the world under the bonded labour system; expresses its concern over the repeated failures of governments such as those of Pakistan, India and Nepal to take adequate measures to eradicate the use of bonded labour in their countries; and calls on the Government to work with its EU partners to sponsor a resolution at the next UN Commission on Human Rights condemning this practice, to urge the International Labour Organisation to ensure at its conference in June 2001 that independent and comprehensive surveys into the extent of bonded labour are carried out in countries where it persists and that monitoring systems are set up to record the number of bonded labourers freed and the numbers of people convicted for enslaving people in this way.
This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.
|Eddie McGrady||23/11/2000||South Down||Social Democratic and Labour Party||Proposed|
|William Ross||23/11/2000||East Londonderry||UUP||Signed|
|Peter Robinson||27/11/2000||Belfast East||DUP||Signed|
|Martin Smyth||27/11/2000||Belfast South||UUP||Signed|
|Robert McCartney||27/11/2000||North Down||UKUP||Signed|
|Jeffrey M Donaldson||27/11/2000||Lagan Valley||UUP||Signed|
|Cecil Walker||27/11/2000||Belfast North||UUP||Signed|
|Jeremy Corbyn||28/11/2000||Islington North||Labour||Signed|
|Angela Smith||28/11/2000||Basildon||Labour Co-operative||Signed|
|Chris Ruane||29/11/2000||Vale of Clwyd||Labour||Signed|
|John Hume||29/11/2000||Foyle||Social Democratic and Labour Party||Signed|
|Ken Maginnis||29/11/2000||Fermanagh & South Tyrone||UUP||Signed|
|Bill Michie||29/11/2000||Sheffield, Heeley||Labour||Signed|
|Norman Godman||29/11/2000||Greenock & Inverclyde||Labour||Signed|
|Rudi Vis||29/11/2000||Finchley & Golders Green||Labour||Signed|
|William McCrea||29/11/2000||South Antrim||DUP||Signed|
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