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JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO BALIBO MASSACRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 498: tabled on 29 March 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 regrets that the Australian Government has yet to acknowledge that Indonesia's top generals informed it in advance, via its Ambassador, of the Indonesian attack on Balibo, East Timor, which led to the deaths of British newsmen Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters together with three newsmen from a different Australian television channel, on 16th October 1975; notes that the Australian Government's third major report on these deaths published in February 1999, recognises that Indonesian troops destroyed the newsmen's dead bodies in a deliberate cover-up but ignores other, equally important evidence; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to institute a full judicial inquiry into the newsmen's deaths and into the relationship between those deaths and the genocide that followed.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1999
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1999
Boston and Skegness
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 1999
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1999
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 1999
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Independent
Signed on 14 June 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1999
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1999
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 1999
Perth
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 March 1999
Ceredigion
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Bristol West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1999
Sunderland North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 1999
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1999
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 1999
Somerton and Frome
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Luton North
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 1999
Ynys Môn
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 1999
Hereford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1999
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 1999
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 1999
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1999
Great Grimsby
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1999
Ochil
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 1999
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 1999
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1999
Colchester
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1999
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1999
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Nottingham South
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Northavon
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 May 1999
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.