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EDM number 59 in 2007-08, proposed by Michael Moore on 06/11/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Human rights and International politics and government.

That this House welcomes the recent visit of representatives of the opposition movement in Burma to the Scottish Parliament; expresses its support for their campaign for freedom, justice and democracy in Burma; believes that all countries that share those values should put maximum pressure on the army generals at the head of the Burmese regime; notes that Burma has been heavily criticised by the United Nations for its crackdown on anti-government protests last month and the deaths and suffering caused to unarmed civilians; is therefore outraged that the First Minister of Scotland's most recent communication with the Burmese junta has been to ask for its help and support for his campaign for observer status for Scotland at the United Nations rather than in support of the international response to this crisis; believes that the First Minister could have avoided this situation if he had followed the agreed concordat with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and had discussed his letter to Burma with the FCO before it was sent; reiterates its wholehearted support for the pro-democracy protesters in Burma and condemns the oppressive actions of the military junta past and present; and calls on all political institutions, including the Office of the First Minister, to fully support international efforts to bring peace and democracy to Burma.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Michael Moore06/11/2007Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratProposed
Alistair Carmichael06/11/2007Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Thurso06/11/2007Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jo Swinson06/11/2007East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Barrett06/11/2007Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley07/11/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew George07/11/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter07/11/2007CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/11/2007Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch07/11/2007HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes07/11/2007ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake08/11/2007Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew08/11/2007StroudLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/11/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Betty Williams12/11/2007ConwyLabourSigned
Willie Rennie12/11/2007Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock13/11/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey13/11/2007Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Conway13/11/2007Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke13/11/2007Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen13/11/2007Ynys MLabourSigned
David Heath13/11/2007Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham13/11/2007Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/11/2007GowerLabourSigned
Janet Dean14/11/2007BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/11/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
David Borrow14/11/2007South RibbleLabourSigned
Alan Simpson15/11/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Julia Goldsworthy15/11/2007Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer19/11/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Roger Williams19/11/2007Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Horam20/11/2007OrpingtonConservativeSigned
John Leech21/11/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Rowen21/11/2007RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce22/11/2007GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington22/11/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross22/11/2007TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing04/12/2007Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Nigel Evans06/12/2007Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Bob Spink10/12/2007Castle PointConservativeSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable07/01/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell14/01/2008North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann McKechinUnknownWithdrawn

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