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British Aid To The Kurds

EDM number 711 in 1990-91, proposed by Harry Barnes on 16/04/1991.

That this House pays a warm tribute to the efforts of all non-government organisations providing relief to the Kurds, in particular the British Aid for the Kurds organisation which was formed by Lorraine Goodrich of Devon, who had previously organised parcels for the British troops during the Gulf campaign; notes that such bodies have provided a focus for the British troops during the Gulf campaign; notes that such bodies have provided a focus for the widespread, generous and humanitarian public concern for the Kurds, who are dying at the rate of a person a minute; further notes that the organisation has been overwhelmed by the response of the public, who have given tons of much needed clean blankets, ground sheets, warm clothes and tents; congratulates the National Courier Network and Track 29 for agreeing to transport these free of charge to the airport where they can be taken to be distributed to the Kurds by the Red Crescent; recognises the pressing need for medical aid and urges the Government and medical companies to give such bodies immediate and generous assistance; presses the Government to make space available to British Aid for the Kurds in its warehouses and other storage facilities for material donated for the relief effort; understands that the relief operation cannot be left to private initiative alone but requires massive, immediate assistance by the state; and therefore calls upon the Government to provide or arrange free transport in Britain and to the front-line for relief material and to make a much increased contribution to the international effort to save the Kurds.

This motion has been signed by a total of 58 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Harry Barnes16/04/1991North East DerbyshireProposed
Alice Mahon16/04/1991HalifaxSigned
Rupert Allason16/04/1991TorbaySigned
Dawn Primarolo17/04/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Gavin Strang17/04/1991Edinburgh EastSigned
Irene Adams17/04/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Anthony Grant17/04/1991Cambridge South WestSigned
Terry Davis17/04/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Tam Dalyell17/04/1991LinlithgowSigned
John Cummings17/04/1991EasingtonSigned
Chris Mullin17/04/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
William McKelvey17/04/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion17/04/1991Dundee EastSigned
Eric Illsley17/04/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross17/04/1991Dundee WestSigned
Harry Cohen17/04/1991LeytonSigned
John Home Robertson18/04/1991East LothianSigned
James Wray18/04/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Bruce Grocott18/04/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Norman Godman18/04/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe18/04/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Ronnie Fearn18/04/1991SouthportSigned
Simon Hughes18/04/1991Southwark and BermondseySigned
Geraint Howells18/04/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Peter Hardy18/04/1991WentworthSigned
Andrew Smith18/04/1991Oxford EastSigned
Robert Parry18/04/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Kate Hoey19/04/1991VauxhallSigned
Matthew Taylor22/04/1991TruroSigned
Win Griffiths22/04/1991BridgendSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/04/1991Blyth ValleySigned
David Steel23/04/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Terry Patchett24/04/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Joyce Quin24/04/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Eddie Loyden24/04/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Menzies Campbell24/04/1991Fife North EastSigned
Llin Golding24/04/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Mildred Gordon25/04/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Russell Johnston29/04/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Edward O'Hara30/04/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Ronald Brown30/04/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1991WansbeckSigned
David Alton02/05/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Martyn Jones03/05/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Andrew Faulds07/05/1991Warley EastSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones09/05/1991Ynys MSigned
Alex Carlile10/05/1991MontgomerySigned
Richard Livsey13/05/1991Brecon and RadnorSigned
Michael Carr13/05/1991Ribble ValleySigned
Dafydd Wigley17/06/1991CaernarfonSigned
Diane Abbott20/06/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Tony Benn24/06/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John McFall18/07/1991DumbartonSigned
Ken LivingstoneUnknownWithdrawn

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