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Ending The Trade Of Conflict Minerals In The European Union

EDM number 256 in 2013-14, proposed by Peter Hain on 17/06/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Environmental protection and International politics and government.

That this House notes that the European Union (EU) has opened a public consultation on a possible EU initiative on conflict minerals; applauds the hard work of UK non-governmental organisations (NGOs), notably Global Witness, Christian Aid and Save the Congo, as well as Congolese NGOs, particularly ASSODIP, CREDDHO, OGP and CENADEP, for their campaign work to end the international trade of minerals that funds conflict in Congo; recalls the central role played by the UK in clamping down on blood diamonds which funded brutal wars in Angola, DRC, Liberia, Sierra Leone and elsewhere; urges the EU Commission to ensure that the initiative is mandatory, based on the Organisation for Economic, Co-operation and Development's Due Diligence Guidance, applies to all segments in the supply chain and focuses on the 3T's (tungsten, tantalum and tin) and gold but that may be extended to any natural resource funding conflict; and further urges the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to pledge UK support for EU, legally-binding legislation to ensure that natural resources traded by companies and individuals in the UK are sourced responsibly and have not funded conflict or human rights abuses in foreign countries.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Peter Hain17/06/2013NeathLabourProposed
Hugh Bayley17/06/2013York CentralLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon18/06/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Meale18/06/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan18/06/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Michael Weir18/06/2013AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Martin Caton18/06/2013GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn18/06/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Kate Hoey19/06/2013VauxhallLabourSigned
Naomi Long19/06/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Mike Hancock19/06/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell20/06/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/06/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway24/06/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Caroline Lucas25/06/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jim McGovern25/06/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
John Leech25/06/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma26/06/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram26/06/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd27/06/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/06/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Katy Clark27/06/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
David Ward27/06/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley03/07/2013Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mary Glindon04/07/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff08/07/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell08/07/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby18/07/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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