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50th Anniversary Of The British Indian Ocean Territory

EDM number 632 in 2015-16, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 02/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Defence policy, Human rights, International law, North America and Overseas territories.

That this House observes that 8 November 2015 will be the 50th anniversary of the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the purpose of which was to build a US base on Diego Garcia; notes that an agreement between the UK and the US of 30 December 1966 made provision for the Territory to be set aside for defence purposes and for the population to be deported; further notes that this agreement comes up for re-negotiation and renewal before 30 December 2016; expresses profound regret that the Chagossian people have lived in exile for at least the last 42 years and that many have since died; urges the Government to restore the human rights of the Chagossian people; and calls for the renewal of the agreement to be conditional on a commitment by both parties to facilitate and support resettlement, given that a recent independent KPMG study into resettlement found no reason why it should not take place.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Andrew Rosindell02/11/2015RomfordConservativeProposed
Henry Bellingham02/11/2015North West NorfolkConservativeSeconded
Paul Monaghan02/11/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
Danny Kinahan02/11/2015South AntrimUUPSeconded
Tania Mathias02/11/2015TwickenhamConservativeSeconded
Kate Hoey02/11/2015VauxhallLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley02/11/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Martyn Day03/11/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan03/11/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon03/11/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Mike Gapes04/11/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff04/11/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Drew Hendry04/11/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law04/11/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
James Gray04/11/2015North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Jonathan Edwards04/11/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Brendan O'Hara04/11/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/11/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Steven Paterson04/11/2015StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale04/11/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie04/11/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Deidre Brock05/11/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins05/11/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown05/11/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier05/11/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry06/11/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady06/11/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh09/11/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray10/11/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Maria Caulfield17/11/2015LewesConservativeSigned
Yasmin Qureshi20/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Kelly Tolhurst23/11/2015Rochester and StroodConservativeSigned
Richard Arkless25/11/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson26/11/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry10/12/2015Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby28/01/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas25/04/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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