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THE MISSING PERSONS OF CYPRUS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 589: tabled on 23 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the visit of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus to London in September 2017 to obtain information on potential burial sites of missing persons, to inform politicians, and members of Missing Persons committees in the diaspora and others on their work and to seek information on the period of 1963-64 and 1974 from people and consider new research in British archives; congratulates the work of journalists Sevgul Uludag and Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia of the bicommunal association of the Relatives of Turkish and Greek Cypriot missing persons, Together We Can, who with the Organisation of the Relatives of Missing Cypriots UK, consulted UK families of the Missing sought the support of British politicians for former British soldiers and others to share what they know on a confidential basis or directly with the relevant authorities in Cyprus; acknowledges the value of this humanitarian work which brings together those from the communities in Cyprus who share the pain of having lost a family member without knowing their fate; recognises that this cooperation and constructive work augurs well for the ability of Cypriots to make a settlement for all Cypriot both on the island and in the UK; and urges the Government to continue to support this work as a contribution to that positive outcome.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2017
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
Liverpool, Walton
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Inverclyde
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2017
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
Coventry South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2017
Birmingham, Erdington
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2017
Ilford South
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2017
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hanson, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2017
Delyn
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 November 2017
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2017
Hartlepool
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2017
Norwich South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2017
Glasgow East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Ipswich
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2017
Easington
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
Leeds North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 2017
Glasgow South West
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Colne Valley

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.