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War In The Balkans

EDM number 1885 in 1992-93, proposed by Tony Benn on 28/04/1993.

That this House, appalled by the brutality that is being shown by all the parties in the civil war now taking place in the former Yugoslavia and the loss of life that is taking place, conscious of the long history of foreign occupation of these territories by Turkey, the Austro-Hungarian empire and of the Nazi atrocities during the Second World War, all of which have left a legacy of great bitterness, recalling that there are deep-seated religious as well as ethnic factors in this conflict which cannot be resolved other than by a return to peace and the restoration of confidence by all parties, determined to see the United Nations continue to play a constructive role in peace-making and humanitarian relief, and believing that these efforts, which are essential if further bloodshed is to be avoided, would end at once if foreign military intervention were to take place, therefore calls upon the international community to enforce the arms embargo on all parties to the conflict and to abstain from air-strikes and the commitment of ground troops to the war, to intensify humanitarian aid to all sides on the large scale required to save life and provide essential food and medical supplies and to continue to make full use of the good offices of the United Nations to seek, by direct negotiations, a lasting and just peace in the area.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Tony Benn28/04/1993ChesterfieldProposed
Dennis Skinner28/04/1993BolsoverSigned
Alice Mahon28/04/1993HalifaxSigned
Bill Michie28/04/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Tam Dalyell28/04/1993LinlithgowSigned
Mike Gapes28/04/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard28/04/1993WalthamstowSigned
Diane Abbott28/04/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Robert Wareing28/04/1993Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Michael Clapham29/04/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Bill Etherington29/04/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Harry Cohen29/04/1993LeytonSigned
Joan Lestor29/04/1993EcclesSigned
Glenda Jackson30/04/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Ernie Ross04/05/1993Dundee WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/05/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bob Cryer04/05/1993Bradford SouthSigned
William McKelvey04/05/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion04/05/1993Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden04/05/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Terry Lewis04/05/1993WorsleySigned
Peter Hardy04/05/1993WentworthSigned
Martin Redmond04/05/1993Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry04/05/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall04/05/1993West LancashireSigned
Jimmy Hood05/05/1993ClydesdaleSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/05/1993Islington NorthSigned
Irene Adams05/05/1993Paisley NorthSigned
Jack Thompson05/05/1993WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner05/05/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ian Davidson06/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Derek Enright06/05/1993HemsworthSigned
John Spellar11/05/1993Warley WestSigned
Jo Richardson12/05/1993BarkingSigned

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