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ASSYRIAN AND ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN 1915

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1454: tabled on 24 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 is appalled by the genocide committed against the Assyrians in 1915 in their ancestral homeland by the then ruling government of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, the Committee for Union and Progress, a genocide which led to the mass exodus of the Assyrians from their millennia-old native soil and resulted in the deaths of approximately two-thirds of the Assyrian population and one and a half million Armenians and the destruction of many Assyrian and Armenian villages and national and religious institutions; recognises the suffering of the Assyrian and Armenian people during the genocide of 1915, and accepts that the suffering of victims of genocide is augmented and perpetuated by indifference and denial, and that genocide prevention can only by achieved by learning from history and recognising and condemning previous acts of genocide; calls upon the UK and Turkish governments publicly and officially to recognise the Assyrian and Armenian genocide of 1915, and encourage other members of the international community to take similar steps, thereby fulfilling the obligation of international co-operation enshrined in the preamble to the 1948 Genocide Convention; and urges the UK Government to call on the European Union to make official Turkish recognition of the 1915 Assyrian and Armenian genocide one of the pre-conditions for Turkey's 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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2006
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
Hexham
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Rhondda
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bolton North East
Mr Dai Davies,
Signed on 19 July 2006
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 February 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Aberavon
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Llanelli
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Chesterfield
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Clwyd South
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Ealing, Southall
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Tooting
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Liverpool, Walton
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 February 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Mansfield
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Bridgend
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2006
Belfast East
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Nottingham South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Alyn and Deeside
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Bristol West

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.