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Suspension Of The Eu-Israel Association Agreement

EDM number 1288 in 2003-04, proposed by Lynne Jones on 26/05/2004.

That this House supports the recommendation of the International Development Select Committee's Second Report of Session 2003-04 that Israel's preferential terms of trade with the EU should be suspended until Israel lifts the movement restrictions placed on Palestinian trade; notes that the EU-Israel Association Agreement is an extensive free trade agreement which includes the liberalisation of goods and services, the free movement of capital, rules on competition, economic and social co-operation, political dialogue and cultural co-operation and came into force on 1st June 2000; further notes that Israel has long been in violation of the aspect of the agreement which states that relations between the parties, as well as all the provisions of the agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights in relation to their internal and international policy; is concerned that Israel's restrictions on the movement of Palestinian goods, its destruction of Palestinian infrastructure and its total control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory's borders are denying Palestinian exporters access to EU markets; recognises that EU exports to Israel, which are greater in value than EU imports from Israel, might suffer retaliatory action; but shares the view of the International Development Select Committee that the EU's short-term economic self-interest with one trading partner should not take precedence over a direct challenge to its trade policy in the region and its trade obligations to the Palestinian Authority; and therefore urges the United Kingdom Government to propose the suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement to the EU Council of Trade Ministers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Lynne Jones26/05/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Alan Simpson27/05/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/05/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson27/05/2004Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Bill Etherington27/05/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn27/05/2004Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew George27/05/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard27/05/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Harry Barnes27/05/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge27/05/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing27/05/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Paul Marsden07/06/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best07/06/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/06/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon07/06/2004Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Adam Price07/06/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Marsha Singh08/06/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Paul Holmes08/06/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton08/06/2004GowerLabourSigned
Tom Cox08/06/2004TootingLabourSigned
Ann Cryer08/06/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
David Drew08/06/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Thomas08/06/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Derek Wyatt08/06/2004Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
David Lepper09/06/2004Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Win Griffiths09/06/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Colin Breed09/06/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd09/06/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Rob Marris09/06/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman10/06/2004Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle14/06/2004ChorleyLabourSigned
Janet Anderson14/06/2004Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Nigel Jones16/06/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar18/06/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins18/06/2004TamworthLabourSigned
John Lyons21/06/2004Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/06/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton24/06/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Taylor05/07/2004Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett06/07/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Campbell21/07/2004CambridgeLabourSigned
Tony Clarke22/07/2004Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Valerie Davey22/07/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty07/09/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/09/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Savidge11/10/2004Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Sarah Teather11/10/2004Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Bradley25/10/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned

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