Early day motion 1105

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CHILD MARRIAGE IN ETHIOPIA

That this House welcomes the Government's clear position against female genital mutilation and forced marriage; notes that there is not much information in the UK about child marriage; congratulates Miss Alemtsahye Gebrekidan, a former child wife in Ethiopia, for forming the Campaign Against Child Marriage in Ethiopia, which works both to raise awareness of the lasting psychological and social impacts of child marriage, and to support former child wives; further notes the latest UN population report which indicates that the population of Ethiopia is currently 74 million of which 30 per cent. or 22 million are under 15 years; believes that child marriage robs countless Ethiopian children of their childhood and opportunities for education; applauds the Ethiopian government for its efforts in reducing poverty especially among women; and now calls on the Government to work with the Ethiopian authorities and community support groups to tackle child marriage if Ethiopia is to meet UN Millennium Development Goals.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 21.12.2010
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 30.11.2010
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 30.04.2012
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 03.12.2010
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 21.12.2010
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 01.12.2010
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 01.12.2010
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 08.12.2010
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 01.12.2010
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 13.12.2010
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 09.12.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 07.12.2010
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 07.12.2010
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 10.01.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 02.12.2010
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 09.12.2010
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.12.2010
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 30.11.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 30.11.2010
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 13.12.2010
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 10.01.2011
Jamieson, Cathy Labour Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 16.12.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 01.12.2010
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 12.01.2011
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 12.01.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 16.12.2010
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 10.01.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 09.12.2010
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.12.2010
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 03.12.2010
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 20.12.2010
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 30.11.2010
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 02.12.2010
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 01.12.2010
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 24.01.2011
Whiteford, Eilidh Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 17.02.2011
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 10.02.2011
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 18.01.2011