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RECOGNITION OF THE KURDISH GENOCIDE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1172: tabled on 12 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 warmly welcomes the historic resolution of 28 February 2013 to unanimously recognise the Kurdish genocide; further welcomes the constructive responses to the mood of the House by both the Foreign Office Minister and his Opposition counterpart in agreeing to work together and with Kurdistan regional government representatives to try to overcome legal obstacles and find a suitable pathway for recognition by the Government; believes that the debate showed Parliament at its best with compassion, honesty and compromise; and hopes that these discussions can allow the Government, which is deeply respected in the Kurdistan region, to help lead the way in bringing comfort and justice to its people whose lives and society remain deeply affected by the genocide, which will be marked in many places, including by British parliamentarians in the Kurdistan region itself, on the anniversary of the chemical bombardment of Halabja on 16 March 2013.

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.

Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2013
Harrow East
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2013
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2013
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 March 2013
Belfast East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2013
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 March 2013
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 March 2013
Strangford
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 April 2013
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.