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PROPOSED HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL

That this House notes the service done by civilian and military humanitarian workers deployed by the Government in humanitarian and disaster relief operations across the globe and the many thousands of lives saved by these operations; further notes the work of the UK Fire andRescue Service and civilians from the Department for International Development and the UKCivilian Stabilisation Unit after the Haitian earthquake and in Japan after the recent tsunami, and involvement of the UK Armed Forces in recent humanitarian responses such as in Pakistan last year when they flew in emergency bridges to flood zones, reconnecting stranded communities; acknowledges that in the last decade over 700 international humanitarian workers have lost their lives and many more have been injured or kidnapped; recognises that overseas development contributes to conflict resolution, global stability and is firmly in the UK's national interest; and calls for the Government to institute a humanitarian operational service medal torecognise the professionalism and bravery of those who have been engaged in humanitarian operations.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 31.10.2011
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 31.10.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 01.11.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 02.11.2011
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 10.11.2011
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 08.11.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 01.11.2011
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 15.11.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 01.11.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 01.11.2011
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 09.11.2011
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 07.11.2011
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 14.11.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 01.11.2011
Mordaunt, Penny Conservative Party Portsmouth North 21.11.2011
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 02.11.2011
Parish, Neil Conservative Party Tiverton and Honiton 31.10.2011
Sarwar, Anas Labour Party Glasgow Central 31.10.2011
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 12.12.2011
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 02.11.2011