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CYPRUS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 448: tabled on 20 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 welcomes the recent statement by the European Commission that Cyprus can expect to be one of the countries that will enter the European Union in 2004; congratulates the government of the Republic of Cyprus for their perseverance and commitment in working for the entry of their country into the European Union; and deeply regrets the intransigence of Mr Rauf Denktash in repeatedly refusing to accept the offer of President Glafcos Clerides to join him in a joint Greek/Turkish Cypriot commitment for Cyprus' membership of the EU.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Leeds North West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Birmingham, Northfield
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2001
Chipping Barnet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Islington North
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2001
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2001
Portsmouth South
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Ilford North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2001
Castle Point
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Great Yarmouth

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.

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

CYPRUS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'considers that Cyprus is the home of the Turkish Cypriots as well as the Greek Cypriots and that it would be wrong for one section of the population, namely the Greek Cypriots, to be allowed to take the island as a whole into the European Union without the consent of the Turkish Cypriot population and that both parties therefore have a veto in a very real sense as well as a legal right;notes that under the treaty of Guarantee of 1960, accession to the EU is illegal without the consent of all three guarantors, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom; welcomes the invitation to direct talks made by President Denktas to his counterpart in the south, but considers that the offer of EU membership to the Greek Cypriots without agreement between all parties has made a settlement very unlikely; and further considers that the Greek Cypriots are unlikely to negotiate seriously so long as they can keep the status of'Government Cyprus' which they acquired by force in 1963 and can keep the Turkish Cypriots under embargo without any authority under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.'.
Conservative, Macclesfield
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EDM 448A1: tabled on 27 November 2001