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BRITISH DEATHS IN EAST TIMOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1673: tabled on 20 October 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House calls for an independent public inquiry with powers to call witnesses and to examine all documents relating to the deaths of British-born television newsmen Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters in East Timor 23 years ago; notes the recent major investigations into these deaths by the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists and the Sydney Morning Herald, which revealed that the Australian Government was briefed, in advance, that Indonesian forces would launch a massive attack on East Timor on 16th October 1975; regrets that successive British governments have failed to examine the facts; and calls for justice for the newsmen's families and the people of East Timor who continue to be the victims of an illegal and genocidal occupation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Erith and Thamesmead
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
North East Derbyshire
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bootle
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bury North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 1998
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1998
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 1998
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1998
Edinburgh West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1998
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Chorley
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Cheltenham
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Brent East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
Cardiff North
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
Sunderland South
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Aberdeen North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 2 November 1998
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 1998
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.