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Lifting of South African Voluntary Sanctions

EDM (Early Day Motion) 595: tabled on 21 February 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House, united in its wish to see a speedy end to the abhorrent system of apartheid, welcomes the advances towards democracy made by President De Klerk of South Africa, in particular, the release of Nelson Mandela; considers that such advances, although insufficient in themselves, merit encouragement and support; and therefore welcomes the decision taken by Her Majesty's Government, after consultation with its European partners, to relax the system of voluntary sanctions.

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Lifting of South African Voluntary Sanctions (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'support' to end and add 'but questions the wisdom of lifting voluntary sanctions unilaterally before real progress towards the abolition of apartheid has been achieved.'.
Conservative, Orpington
EDM 595A1: tabled on 27 February 1990