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Religious Liberty In The Arab World

EDM number 14 in 2013-14, proposed by Naomi Long on 08/05/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Middle East, Religion and faith communities and Religious discrimination.

That this House recognises the importance of freedom of religion as a fundamental element of an open, liberal democracy; calls on the Government to use its influence, directly with the nations of the Arab world and indirectly through the EU and the UN, to protect Christians and other religious minorities under threat and ensure that they are not forced to flee from their homes and become refugees and asylum seekers; urges that any new constitutions fully support religious freedom as defined by Articles 18 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and asks the Government to raise issues of religious liberty as a key topic in all dealings with the governments of the Arab world.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Naomi Long08/05/2013Belfast EastAllianceProposed
Margaret Ritchie08/05/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Adrian Sanders08/05/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech08/05/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
William McCrea09/05/2013South AntrimDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley09/05/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn10/05/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham10/05/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan13/05/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin13/05/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon13/05/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
David Simpson14/05/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Stephen Williams14/05/2013Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon14/05/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
David Ward15/05/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland15/05/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George15/05/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton15/05/2013GowerLabourSigned
Lady Hermon15/05/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Sheridan15/05/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Bob Russell15/05/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Lilley20/05/2013Hitchin and HarpendenConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock20/05/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark20/05/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz20/05/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff21/05/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Crausby21/05/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Edward Leigh21/05/2013GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Dan Rogerson17/06/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds03/07/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Andrew Stunell08/07/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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