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PANICOS TSIAKOURMAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 172: tabled on 09 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House condemns the illegal abduction and arrest of building contractor Panicos Tsiakourmas in the British Sovereign base area of Dhekelia, Cyprus on 12th December 2000; notes that Mr Tsiakourmas, who is a registered diabetic, remains held by his captors, despite protests made by the Government of Britain and the Republic of Cyprus, United Nations representatives, his family and friends, all of whom remain concerned about both his continued wrongful incarceration and deteriorating health; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to make every effort to cause the immediate release of this innocent man from custody and for them to warn the occupying forces in Northern Cyprus that such illegal actions by them will not in future be tolerated.

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.

Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2001
Chipping Barnet
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Leigh
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Hendon
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Newport West
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Barnsley Central
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Edmonton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2001
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Knowsley South
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Dundee West
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Enfield North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Nottingham South
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Enfield, Southgate
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Doncaster Central
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Cannock Chase

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PANICOS TSIAKOURMAS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes the arrest of a Southern Cyprus citizen, Mr Panicos Tsiakourmas, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; notes that Northern Cyprus is a democratic state with an independent judiciary and that evidence has been brought before the courts that Mr Tsiakourmas was in possession of illegal drugs at the time of his arrest; notes that the defendant has been provided with legal representation and such medical care as he needs at public expense, and expresses its confidence that the evidence against him will be fairly and carefully examined; condemns any attempt to use political or diplomatic pressure to interfere with the course of justice; and gives the government and people of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus its full support in the fight against drugs.'.
Conservative, Solihull
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EDM 172A1: tabled on 31 January 2001