Early day motion 1093

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GUANTANAMO BAY

That this House notes with regret that President Obama's pledge to close the US Military Detention Centre at Guantnamo Bay by January 2010 is almost one year overdue and little closer to realisation; welcomes gestures by other European States to accommodate and receive innocent prisoners who have been cleared for release to help close the facility; notes with dismay that on 11 January 2011 the detention facility will have been open for nine years and that British resident Shaker Aamer has now been held there without charge or trial for almost the same length of time; urges the Government to step up its action to secure his release without further delay; and further notes the case of Ahmed Belbacha, previously resident in the UK and facing the imminent threat of forced return to his native Algeria where there are fears he will face abuse of his human rights; applauds the lead taken by countries such as Ireland, France, Spain, Germany and Bulgaria, who have accepted prisoners cleared for release from Guantnamo Bay by the US authorities on humanitarian grounds but who cannot return to their country of origin; and urges the Government to take similar measures to accept a number of such cleared prisoners.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 29.11.2010
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 11.01.2011
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 23.05.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 30.11.2010
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 15.03.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 06.12.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 29.11.2010
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 10.01.2011
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 17.02.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 29.11.2010
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 30.11.2010
Gardiner, Barry Labour Party Brent North 05.04.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 10.01.2011
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 19.01.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 30.11.2010
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 13.12.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.01.2011
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 30.11.2010
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 08.12.2010
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 25.11.2010
McCarthy, Kerry Labour Party Bristol East 15.02.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 06.12.2010
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 30.11.2010
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 25.01.2011
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 18.01.2011
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 21.12.2010
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 15.12.2010
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 10.01.2011
Wright, Simon Liberal Democrats Norwich South 16.12.2010