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EDM number 258 in 1990-91, proposed by Michael J Martin on 18/12/1990.

That this House, while recognising the disturbing number of attacks on law enforcement personnel in Sri Lanka by members of armed opposition groups, is seriously concerned about reports of thousands of unlawful killings, torture and arbitrary arrests by the Sri Lankan security forces in response to the violence; calls upon the United Kingdom Government to take all possible steps as a matter of urgency to urge the Sri Lankan Government to investigate impartially all reports of army and police personnel involvement in killings and 'disappearances' in Sri Lanka in the 1991 session of the United Nations Commission for Human Rights; further expresses its condemnation of the failure of the Sri Lankan authorities to order an independent commission of enquiry into the abduction and murder of journalist Richard de Zoysa; and expresses its support for the newly formed Mothers Front in pursuing the question of disappearances.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Michael Martin18/12/1990Glasgow, SpringburnProposed
Alun Michael18/12/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
David Steel18/12/1990Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie19/12/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Win Griffiths19/12/1990BridgendSigned
Kate Hoey14/01/1991VauxhallSigned
Russell Johnston14/01/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Joan Walley14/01/1991Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Alan Meale15/01/1991MansfieldSigned
John Battle15/01/1991Leeds WestSigned
John Blackburn15/01/1991Dudley WestSigned
James Wray15/01/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Chris Smith16/01/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Menzies Campbell16/01/1991Fife North EastSigned
Malcolm Bruce16/01/1991GordonSigned
Robert Hicks16/01/1991South East CornwallSigned
Jim Sillars17/01/1991Glasgow, GovanSigned
Andrew Smith17/01/1991Oxford EastSigned
Archy Kirkwood17/01/1991Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Dick Douglas17/01/1991Dunfermline WestSigned
Margaret Ewing17/01/1991MoraySigned
Norman Godman18/01/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Alex Carlile22/01/1991MontgomerySigned
Jack Thompson24/01/1991WansbeckSigned
Tony Lloyd25/01/1991StretfordSigned
Jim Wallace25/01/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Humfrey Malins30/01/1991Croydon North WestSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Charles Kennedy31/01/1991Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Maria Fyfe31/01/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
David Mitchell04/02/1991North West HampshireSigned
Keith Vaz04/02/1991Leicester EastSigned
Tony Banks05/02/1991Newham North WestSigned
Joyce Quin06/02/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Michael Mates11/02/1991East HampshireSigned
Harriet Harman14/02/1991PeckhamSigned
Ronnie Fearn26/02/1991SouthportSigned
Max Madden06/03/1991Bradford WestSigned
Richard Alexander07/03/1991NewarkSigned
Matthew Taylor11/03/1991TruroSigned
David Alton19/03/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Dennis Turner19/03/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned

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