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UK Foreign Policy On The Death Penalty

EDM number 1087 in 2015-16, proposed by Stuart McDonald on 08/02/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Human rights and Middle East.

That this House reiterates its opposition to the use of the death penalty under any circumstances; notes with concern the Government's recent decision to abandon its death penalty strategy at a time when executions in countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have hit record numbers; further notes with deep concern the recent report by the Reprieve campaign which states that Saudi Arabia executed 157 people in 2015 and killed 47 prisoners in just one day on 2 January 2016; notes with concern Reprieve's statement that Pakistan executed 325 people since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, and that Iran executed nearly 1,000 people in 2015 where at least 600 of those hanged were convicted of drugs offences, understood to be the highest total for 16 years; and calls on the Government to continue to oppose the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, to reinstate its death penalty strategy, to make it a formal objective of UK foreign policy to seek the global abolition of capital punishment, and to make high level and specific diplomatic representations in relation to all death sentences that violate the particular principles of international law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Stuart McDonald08/02/2016Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartyProposed
Alison Thewliss09/02/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil09/02/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day09/02/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan09/02/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Virendra Sharma09/02/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Patricia Gibson09/02/2016North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon09/02/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Marion Fellows09/02/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson09/02/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law09/02/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady09/02/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley09/02/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard09/02/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier09/02/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts09/02/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
John McNally10/02/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson10/02/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards10/02/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Stephens10/02/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/02/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale10/02/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Owen Thompson10/02/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black10/02/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry10/02/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie10/02/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Weir10/02/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin10/02/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff10/02/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ian Blackford11/02/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson11/02/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins11/02/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
George Kerevan22/02/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham22/02/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Phil Boswell22/02/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley22/02/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Paul Monaghan22/02/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Mark Williams22/02/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Drew Hendry22/02/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald23/02/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry23/02/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn24/02/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Deidre Brock25/02/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins25/02/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson09/03/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas09/03/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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