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Paramilitaries And Taxi Drivers

EDM number 1866 in 1992-93, proposed by Harry Barnes on 27/04/1993.

That this House condemns the numerous instances in which Loyalist paramilitaries have killed or wounded Catholic taxi-drivers in Northern Ireland; further condemns the punishment shooting carried out by the Provisional IRA on Damien McCartan for refusing to allow his taxi to be stolen for a terrorist action on 27th March; notes that the McCartan family have lost 13 members through Loyalist and Republican political violence; commends Amnesty International for accepting the representations of Families against Intimidation and Terror and others and in urging its members to express their condemnations of this action by writing to the Republican Press Centre in Dublin; notes that this is the first time that Amnesty International has taken such actions; welcomes that respected organisation's policy of monitoring abuses of human rights by paramilitary organisations as well as state bodies; further notes that the Provisional IRA commandeered two minicabs in London on Saturday 24th April to carry out bombing outrages on Downing Street and New Scotland Yard but were foiled by the courageous actions of the two drivers; recognises that, as their insurance does not cover terrorist actions, their livelihoods are at risk; and calls upon the Government to compensate them.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Harry Barnes27/04/1993North East DerbyshireProposed
Max Madden28/04/1993Bradford WestSigned
Peter Bottomley28/04/1993ElthamSigned
John Evans28/04/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd28/04/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis28/04/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings28/04/1993EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty28/04/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke28/04/1993MidlothianSigned
Bill Michie28/04/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale28/04/1993MansfieldSigned
Terry Lewis28/04/1993WorsleySigned
Martin Redmond28/04/1993Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry28/04/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall28/04/1993West LancashireSigned
Norman Godman29/04/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Lynne Jones29/04/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Bill Etherington29/04/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Alex Carlile29/04/1993MontgomerySigned
Alan Simpson29/04/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
John Heppell04/05/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Greg Pope05/05/1993HyndburnSigned
Bridget Prentice05/05/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Ian McCartney05/05/1993MakerfieldSigned
Dennis Turner05/05/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Calum MacDonald06/05/1993Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Ian Davidson06/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Derek Enright06/05/1993HemsworthSigned
Diane Abbott06/05/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
John Gunnell10/05/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Thomas McAvoy11/05/1993Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Audrey Wise26/05/1993PrestonSigned

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