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HUMAN RIGHTS IN ALBANIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1440: tabled on 22 February 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the all party delegation from the Albanian Parliament visiting under the auspices of the IPU, representing as it does a further development of friendly relations between the United Kingdom and Albania; nonetheless records its concern at the continued reports of human rights abuses and shortcomings in the due process of justice in Albania; notes that the former Attorney General has been dismissed from his post and that former President Ramizalia, the country's Gorbachev, who opened up the country to democracy, remains under house arrest and was refused permission to travel to Switzerland for a heart by-pass operation; and calls upon the Albanian Government to truly re-enter the European mainstream, to end the vindictive witchhunting of political adversaries and to respect the norms of European democracy.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1993
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1993
Workington
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1993
Montgomery
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Falkirk East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Easington
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1993
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1993
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Warley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1993
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1993
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1993
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1993
Morley and Leeds South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1993
Wentworth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1993
Clydesdale
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1993
Clwyd South West
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1993
Eccles
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1993
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Liverpool, Garston
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1993
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1993
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Liverpool, Riverside
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1993
Gateshead East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1993
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1993
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1993
Glasgow, Provan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN ALBANIA (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'Albania;' to end and add 'notes the statement by the visiting Albanian parliamentarians that there are now no political prisoners in Albania and that human rights are upheld and would have been more impressed if honourable Members who have criticisms concerning Albania had attended the Parliamentary discussions with the Albanian parliamentarians organised by the IPU which would have given them an opportunity to discuss their allegations.'.
Conservative, Newark
2
signatures
EDM 1440A1: tabled on 25 February 1993