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COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY ON IRAQ

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1701: tabled on 18 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 rejects the justifications provided during the Prime Minister's statement to the House on 15 June 2009 on the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry into the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath for holding the inquiry in secret; recalls that the Prime Minister told the House in his earlier statement on 10 June 2009 on constitutional renewal that he believes `that we should do more to spread the culture and practice of freedom of information'; records disappointment that this apparent commitment to more openness lasted less than a week; believes that the general public, including the millions of citizens who marched and demonstrated against the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and many families of servicemen and women who lost their lives during the invasion of, and subsequent occupation of Iraq, will not find it acceptable to hold the inquiry in secret, and would want to be able to attend hearings as in the Hutton Inquiry and the Scott Inquiry; notes for example that John Miller whose son Simon was killed in Iraq in 2003, has said private hearings would be marred by `lies and deceit'; and therefore calls on the Prime Minister to scrap the announced arrangements for the Committee of Inquiry into the Invasion of Iraq forthwith and as a democratic and transparent alternative to consult with a wide range of interested parties including backbench hon. and right hon. Members, the Stop the War Coalition and Military Families Against the War, to ascertain what they believe would be a just inquiry.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2009
Edinburgh West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Islington North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Montgomeryshire
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 23 June 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2009
Caernarfon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.