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CYPRUS GREEN LINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1116: tabled on 30 April 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 welcomes the opening of the Green Line in Cyprus from 23rd April allowing thousands of Greek and Turkish Cypriots to cross to the other side to visit towns, villages, homes and friends for the first time for nearly 29 years and the announcement by the Cyprus Government of a package designed to improve conditions for the Turkish Cypriots; believes that the warmth of the hospitality received puts the lie to any claim that Greek and Turkish Cypriots cannot live together in a common country in the near future; notes that this partial lifting of restrictions follows the signing by president Papadopoulous at the Athens Summit on 16th April of the EU Accession Treaty, the huge Turkish Cypriot demonstrations in favour of a settlement and EU membership and the creative work of many bicommunal groups in preparing the ground for reunification; concludes that this reinforces the need, rather than substitutes, for a political settlement; and therefore urges Her Majesty's Government, working within the EU and the UN, to support this process of reconciliation, and work with the new government in Turkey in its attempt to make progress towards a Cyprus solution and its own route to EU membership, so that a permanent solution can be reached long before 1st May 2004 and a reunited Cyprus can join the European Union.

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.

Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2003
Cheadle
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2003
Chipping Barnet
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2003
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2003
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2003
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2003
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2003
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2003
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2003
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2003
Aberavon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2003
Portsmouth South
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2003
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2003
Cheltenham
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2003
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Edmonton
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2003
Amber Valley
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2003
Ilford North
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2003
Hornsey and Wood Green
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2003
Colchester
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Aberdeen North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2003
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2003
Hazel Grove
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 May 2003
Ceredigion
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2003
North Cornwall
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Conwy
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2003
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.