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CYPRUS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 399: tabled on 12 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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 regrets the rejection by the Turkish Cypriot leadership of the UN Secretary-General's invitation to the leaders of the two communities of Cyprus to New York on 12th September; welcomes the September peace project initiatives taken by young Greek and Turkish Cypriots to allow friends who used to live together to remeet in Pyla and Pergamos Park, and their use of the Internet to break down the physical barriers to their meeting; is concerned at the intimidation by the Denktash regime and the UHH of Turkish Cypriots who back a solution and Cyprus' EU entry and meet with Greek Cypriots, and attempts to stop Turkish Cypriots holding Republic of Cyprus passports; notes that Turkish Cypriot teachers wishing to attend the London seminar of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation on history teaching were refused permits to leave; supports the UN efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, based on UK resolutions, a single sovereignty, international personality and a single citizenship, with its independence and territorial integrity safeguarded, and comprising two politically equal communities in a bicommunal and bizonal federation; and urges Her Majesty's Government, at this time of international tension, in co-operation with the UN, EU and United States, to support those Cypriots who want to work together to find a solution which will end the division of Cyprus, using all reasonable means to persuade the Government of Turkey that this is also in the interests of the Turkish people.

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.

Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2001
Chipping Barnet
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2001
Guildford
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2001
St Ives
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Midlothian
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Liverpool, Walton
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Ilford North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Nottingham South
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Islington South and Finsbury
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
St Helens North
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Great Yarmouth

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.

CYPRUS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'confirms its position that the solution of the problems of Cyprus is not a precondition to Cyprus' accession to the European Union.'.
Labour, Tooting
4
signatures
EDM 399A1: tabled on 13 November 2001
CYPRUS (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'regrets the rejection by the Greek Cypriot leadership of the offer of direct talks made by the Turkish Cypriots; fears that the Greek Cypriots will not talk seriously as long as the EU offers them the prospect of membership of the Union without a settlement and so long as the UN treats the Greek Cypriots Administration as if they were the government of Cyprus; notes that there have been genocidal attacks upon Turkish Cypriots by Greek Cypriots in furtherance of a policy of annexation to Greece and that Turkish Cypriots are still the targets of an economic embargo designed to isolate them; would welcome a new partnership between two politically equal parties as proposed by President Denktas, but considers that as the terms of EU accession must be consistent with settlement, Cyprus must not enter the EU until such settlement is reached; considers that as Cyprus is the home of the Turkish Cypriots as well as the Greek Cypriots, it would be wrong for the EU to allow one to take the island into the EU without the consent of the other; is concerned that premature entry of Cyprus into the EU would be contrary to the 1960 treaties and would wreck Europe's relations with Turkey, a country of 65 million people of enormous strategic and commercial importance; and calls upon HM Government to persuade Greece that its threat to veto enlargement unless Cyprus enters is wholly unacceptable.'.
Labour, Stockton North
1
signature
EDM 399A2: tabled on 26 November 2001