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Freedom Of Religion In Russia

EDM number 2344 in 1992-93, proposed by David Atkinson on 19/07/1993.

That this House notes with grave concern that the Russian Supreme Soviet, part of the Congress of People's Deputies, passed a new amendment to the 1990 Freedom of Religion Law, which would restrict the activities of foreign missionaries in Russia, by banning them from independent missionary work, proselytising, publishing, business deals and advertising unless they receive accreditation from Russian authorities; and urges President Yeltsin to use his power of veto on this attempt to curb the freedom of religion in Russia, which discriminates against those who wish to be a member of a church other than the Russian Orthodox Church.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

David Atkinson19/07/1993Bournemouth EastProposed
Stuart Bell19/07/1993MiddlesbroughSigned
David Alton19/07/1993Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Patrick Cormack19/07/1993South StaffordshireSigned
Robert Litherland19/07/1993Manchester CentralSigned
Simon Hughes19/07/1993Southwark and BermondseySigned
Donald Anderson20/07/1993Swansea EastSigned
Win Griffiths20/07/1993BridgendSigned
John Gilbert20/07/1993Dudley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/07/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bob Dunn20/07/1993DartfordSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe20/07/1993LeighSigned
Frank Cook20/07/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Michael Connarty20/07/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Cash20/07/1993StaffordSigned
John Heppell20/07/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy20/07/1993WentworthSigned
Vivian Bendall21/07/1993Ilford NorthSigned
Jack Aspinwall21/07/1993WansdykeSigned
Tommy Graham21/07/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Evans21/07/1993St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings21/07/1993EasingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes21/07/1993HaltonSigned
Jim Wallace22/07/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
John Gunnell22/07/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Gapes22/07/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Robert Parry23/07/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Joe Benton23/07/1993BootleSigned
Paul Boateng23/07/1993Brent SouthSigned
Nick Harvey27/07/1993North DevonSigned

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