EDM 736
Home Up Ideas Debate Nov 1st EDM 736

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WDM sponsored the following EDM.

So far it has secured over 298 signatures, making it the third most popular EDM

DEBT RELIEF 28.01.02
Drown/Julia
That this House notes that many other countries and multinational institutions have not followed Britain's lead on debt relief for the Third World; believes that more needs to be done for the 2015 international development targets to be met; and therefore calls on the Government, at the April meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, to call for the acceleration of debt cancellation under the HIPC process to the level required to help achieve international development targets.

Please make sure your MP has signed.  Check at 

http://edm.ais.co.uk/weblink/html/motion.html/ref=736

In general, ministers and whips will not sign EDMs

Suggested letter formats to your MP:- (note these were drafted before 298 MPs had signed - it may be worth adding the point of how broad the support is)

Sample Letter 1, MPs Lobbying Action: use this if you don't know whether your MP is a member of the All Party Group on Third World debt

 

Your MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

Dear ____________

I am writing to you as a keen supporter of the Jubilee Debt Campaign which is continuing to press for the cancellation of the debts owed by the worlds poorest countries. If you have not already done so, I urge you to join the All Party Group of MP's on Third World Debt. This would seem an ideal way for elected representatives to co operate on such an important world issue. I would appreciate a response on your own view relating to the lack of progress. Why are over a billion people "Still Waiting for Jubilee" despite the promises made in 1999?

 

Your sincerely,

 

Sample Letter 2, MPs Lobbying Action: use this if you know your MP is a member of the All Party Group on Third World debt

 

Address etc. as above


I am writing to you as a keen supporter of the Jubilee Debt Campaign which is continuing to press for the cancellation of the debts owed by the worlds poorest countries. I understand that you are already a supporter of the All Party Group of MP's on Third World Debt. I want to encourage you in your membership and ask that you will meet with us in the constituency to further the work of debt cancellation. One action I ask you to consider would be to hold a public meeting and that involved local media. This could focus on the launch our new Poster "Still Waiting for Jubilee" I would appreciate a response on your own view relating to the lack of progress. Why are over a billion people "Still Waiting for Jubilee" despite the promises made in 1999?

 

Sample Constituency Petition: use even if your MP is a member of the group, as s/he may not be active.

 

To the MP ____________for the Constituency of ___________________________________

We the under signed call on our MP to be active in the All Party Group of MPs working on Third World Debt.
We ask that more active steps be taken to cancel the debts owed by the world's poorest countries.
We ask why are over a billion people "still waiting for Jubilee "despite the promises made in 1999?

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