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Diverting Aid Money To Military And Security Activity

EDM number 1194 in 2003-04, proposed by Harry Cohen on 13/05/2004.

That this House notes that a recent Christian Aid report expresses concern at the dangerous drift towards linking humanitarian and development aid to the fight against terror; that part of the $2.2 billion in aid for Afghanistan this year is apparently being diverted to military projects from long-term redevelopment; that in Uganda in 2002, almost a quarter of the social services budget was used to fund military operations; that aid funds meant to help the poorest people in the poorest countries has been diverted to Iraq and because of inadequate accountability of the Iraq reconstruction fund, some of that money may well be being diverted to military and security purposes; considers that, whilst military and security help to some countries may be appropriate, such assistance should be accounted for openly and from a budget separate from humanitarian and development aid, and that no resources for the former should be taken from the latter.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Harry Cohen13/05/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourProposed
Michael Clapham14/05/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Robert Wareing17/05/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
David Taylor17/05/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hancock17/05/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer17/05/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/05/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable17/05/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson17/05/2004Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Paul Holmes17/05/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price18/05/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Jones18/05/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara18/05/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
David Drew18/05/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Thomas18/05/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Caton19/05/2004GowerLabourSigned
Rudi Vis19/05/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Colin Breed19/05/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes19/05/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Llew Smith19/05/2004Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/05/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Alice Mahon20/05/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Bill Etherington20/05/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard20/05/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge20/05/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler20/05/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake21/05/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/05/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson21/05/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Barrett24/05/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh25/05/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing25/05/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Janet Dean08/06/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/06/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond28/06/2004Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
John McDonnell16/09/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill11/11/2004Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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