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EDM number 1175 in 1999-00, proposed by Eddie McGrady on 23/11/2000.

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 McGrady23/11/2000South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
William Ross23/11/2000East LondonderryUUPSigned
Peter Robinson27/11/2000Belfast EastDUPSigned
Martin Smyth27/11/2000Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Robert McCartney27/11/2000North DownUKUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson27/11/2000Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Cecil Walker27/11/2000Belfast NorthUUPSigned
Angela Smith28/11/2000BasildonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/11/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Chris Ruane29/11/2000Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
John Hume29/11/2000FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ken Maginnis29/11/2000Fermanagh & South TyroneUUPSigned
Bill Michie29/11/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Norman Godman29/11/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/11/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
William McCrea29/11/2000South AntrimDUPSigned

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