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EDM (Early Day Motion) 399A1: tabled on 13 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Andrew Dismore on 12 November 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.