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Unesco International Mother Tongue Day

EDM number 2739 in 2010-12, proposed by Hywel Williams on 20/02/2012.

That this House celebrates the UNESCO International Mother Tongue Day on21 February 2012; notes that languages are amongst the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage; believes that all moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue; further notes the need to maintain inter-generational continuity in languages through individuals and communities; recognises the important role of community and individual bi- and multilingualism; supports the promotion of additive bi- and multilingualism as a positive factor in our society; and draws particular attention to the maintenance of minority languages which are native to these islands and the requirement to provide sufficient resources for these languages to continue to flourish in future, particularly in the territories in which they are spoken and originate.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Hywel Williams20/02/2012ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Jonathan Edwards20/02/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd20/02/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Peter Bottomley21/02/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Stephen Williams21/02/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan21/02/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Dan Rogerson21/02/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George21/02/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn21/02/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale21/02/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/02/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/02/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn23/02/2012JarrowLabourSigned
Martin Caton23/02/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn23/02/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin23/02/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock23/02/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams23/02/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma23/02/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie28/02/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell29/02/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Pugh01/03/2012SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned

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