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Palestinian Prisoners

EDM number 1151 in 2015-16, proposed by John Howell on 25/02/2016.
Categorised under the topic of Middle East.

That this House notes with concern that the Government continues to sanction payments from British taxpayers to convicted Palestinian criminals serving their sentences in Israeli prisons; further notes that the Department for International Development made payments to the Word Bank's Palestinian Development Plan (PRDP) Trust Fund, that this fund contributed to the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Prisoners Affairs which provided salaries to prisoners, and that the payments continue through a cash transfer from the Palestinian Authority's PROP fund to the PLO; acknowledges the efforts of Zionist Federation UK's No Money for Murder campaign that highlights evidence gathered by the International Development Select Committee (IDC) in 2014, which confirms that payments are made on a scale of 1,400 NIS, £250 a month, for time served up to three years to over 12,000 NIS, £2,100 a month, for time served up to 30 years; notes that the highest salaries are comparable to starting wages for teachers and nurses in the UK; and calls on the Government to stop these payments from the International Development budget that both encourage and allow people to profit from murder.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

John Howell25/02/2016HenleyConservativeProposed
Bob Neill01/03/2016Bromley and ChislehurstConservativeSeconded
Eric Pickles01/03/2016Brentwood and OngarConservativeSeconded
Bob Blackman01/03/2016Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Louise Ellman08/03/2016Liverpool, RiversideLabourSeconded
Lisa Cameron09/03/2016East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySeconded
Sammy Wilson09/03/2016East AntrimDUPSigned
Frank Field09/03/2016BirkenheadLabourSigned
John Cryer15/03/2016Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
David Amess11/04/2016Southend WestConservativeSigned

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