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Budget For Peace Building

EDM number 1094 in 2003-04, proposed by Llew Smith on 29/04/2004.

That this House welcomes the Global Conflict Prevention Pool as an initiative, the aims of which include reducing the number of people around the world whose lives are affected by violent conflict and, ultimately, of cutting the number of conflicts that occur; notes that there is great potential for development of this cross-departmental approach and urges the highest priority for non-military solutions to conflicts that could become violent in line with the UK's responsibilities under Article 1 of the United Nations Charter; is convinced that preventing conflict is more cost-effective than resolving it, especially by military intervention, and that non-military approaches, including reduction of poverty, are effective ways to eliminate the causes of terrorism; recalls that Martin Luther King said that 'True peace is not the absence of war; it is the presence of justice, equity and a non-violent social order'; calls therefore for the Joint Pools budget for 2004-05 to be at least double that for 2003-04, namely to ú250 million, less than 1 per cent. of the total Ministry of Defence budget, to build upon the successes in this area alongside an increased emphasis on peace; and calls for the appointment of a minister dedicated to ensure focus and accountability for building peace.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Llew Smith29/04/2004Blaenau GwentLabourProposed
Doug Naysmith29/04/2004Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer30/04/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon04/05/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/05/2004GowerLabourSigned
David Taylor04/05/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Wareing04/05/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes05/05/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Simon Thomas05/05/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock05/05/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed05/05/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Lepper05/05/2004Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Adam Price05/05/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Glenda Jackson06/05/2004Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd06/05/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Kevin Barron06/05/2004Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/05/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Sue Doughty10/05/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge10/05/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett11/05/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew11/05/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Patsy Calton11/05/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones12/05/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis12/05/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Don Foster19/05/2004BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington20/05/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson21/05/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Valerie Davey24/05/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Brian White26/05/2004North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty07/06/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean08/06/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Ian Gibson08/06/2004Norwich NorthLabourSigned
John Austin15/06/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Brian Cotter23/06/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham23/06/2004Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock08/07/2004Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Tony Worthington08/07/2004Clydebank & MilngavieLabourSigned
Harold Best12/07/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Evan Harris11/10/2004Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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