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Pursuit Of Peace In The Whole Of Somalia

EDM number 715 in 1991-92, proposed by Alun Michael on 19/02/1992.

That this House welcomes the news that, under the auspices of the United Nations, an agreement has been signed between leaders of the two warring factions in Southern Somalia; is concerned that fighting appears to be continuing and calls on the British Government and the international community to redouble efforts to achieve a lasting peace in Somalia; draws attention to the fact that the parties who are involved in the fighting in the south have no claim, separately or together, to represent the people of Northern Somalia; calls on the international community to recognise that the people of the North have expressed a wish for independence as the Republic of Somaliland; notes that there are very close links between the North and the Somali communities in Britain; notes also that the North suffered for years in a hidden war under the regime of ex-president Barre during which time families, relatives and friends of British Somalis were killed or fled the country; notes that there has been relative stability in the north for the past year under a de facto government which includes the Somali National Movement and other northern groups; and calls on the British Government and the international community to do all they can to ensure that the representatives of the North are involved in peaceful discussions aimed at achieving a peaceful and long-term settlement by agreement, including settlement of the request for recognition by the Republic of Somaliland in the North.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Alun Michael19/02/1992Cardiff South & PenarthProposed
Richard Caborn19/02/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
John Bowis19/02/1992BatterseaSigned
John Battle19/02/1992Leeds WestSigned
Mildred Gordon19/02/1992Bow and PoplarSigned
Ian Grist19/02/1992Cardiff CentralSigned
Ron Davies20/02/1992CaerphillySigned
Mike Watson20/02/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Paul Boateng20/02/1992Brent SouthSigned
Harry Barnes20/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Harry Greenway20/02/1992Ealing NorthSigned
Norman Godman20/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Derek Enright20/02/1992HemsworthSigned
Huw Edwards20/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody20/02/1992Crewe & NantwichSigned
Frank Cook20/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Cohen20/02/1992LeytonSigned
Alan Meale20/02/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey20/02/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion20/02/1992Dundee EastSigned
Eric Illsley20/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross20/02/1992Dundee WestSigned
Ron Leighton21/02/1992Newham North EastSigned
Kate Hoey21/02/1992VauxhallSigned
Doug Hoyle24/02/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Roy Hughes24/02/1992Newport EastSigned
Ian McCartney24/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Win Griffiths24/02/1992BridgendSigned
Tony Banks24/02/1992Newham North WestSigned
Dafydd Wigley25/02/1992CaernarfonSigned
Paul Flynn25/02/1992Newport WestSigned
John Evans25/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Terry Davis25/02/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Keith Bradley25/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden25/02/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Kim Howells25/02/1992PontypriddSigned
Tony Lloyd26/02/1992StretfordSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/02/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Tom Cox27/02/1992TootingSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Peter Hardy02/03/1992WentworthSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned
Rhodes Boyson04/03/1992Brent NorthSigned
John Cummings05/03/1992EasingtonSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Frank Doran12/03/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned

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