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Migrants' Deaths At Sea

EDM number 804 in 2014-15, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 12/02/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Asylum, Emergency services, Immigration and Western Europe.

That this House expresses alarm at yet another tragic loss of life at sea when 300 migrants were feared drowned in the Mediterranean trying to escape through Libya; notes the wholly inappropriate tendency of many to blame the people-traffickers; acknowledges that thousands have died in the Mediterranean fleeing war, poverty and oppression from all over the middle east and north Africa; further acknowledges that current search and rescue operations are underfunded and wholly inadequate; requests that the Prime Minister raise this issue in all relevant forums including the imminent European Council; and further acknowledges the need for reinstating and fully funding such vessels as the Mare Nostrum, and the call on the EU by organisations such as the UNHCR, Save the Children and Amnesty International to expand Triton's operations closer to the Libyan coast in order that they might do the right and honourable thing and save people from peril on the sea.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn12/02/2015Islington NorthLabourProposed
Alan Meale23/02/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon23/02/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mike Hancock23/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Virendra Sharma23/02/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan23/02/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Paul Flynn24/02/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner24/02/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie24/02/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Diane Abbott24/02/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
David Ward24/02/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson24/02/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
David Anderson24/02/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley24/02/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/02/2015GowerLabourSigned
Liz McInnes25/02/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/02/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ian Lavery25/02/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson26/02/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
John Leech26/02/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George26/02/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas03/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Lady Hermon04/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned

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