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Visit Of Morphou Councillors

EDM number 1337 in 1993-94, proposed by Alan Meale on 16/06/1994.

That this House welcomes to the United Kingdom the Mayor of Morphou and his delegation of councillors from the Morphou area who represent over 60,000 people who, 20 years ago, were made refugees in their own country; recognises, with regret, the fact that this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the invasion of Cyprus by Turkish forces since when 37 per cent. of the island has been under Turkish occupation; strongly condemns the continuing indiscriminate desecration and destruction of Greek Cypriot objects, sites and structures of cultural and religious heritage as confirmed in the Turkish Cypriot KIBRIS newspaper, 1st May 1994, in a report which also revealed the recent plundering of the 13th Century St Mamas Church in Morphou and the looting of the historic icon therein; condemns the intransigence of the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, and the lack of political will by Turkey which has resulted in the current impasse in the Secretary-General's attempts to promote a fair and lasting solution to the Cyprus problem; urges engagement in negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations in the substance of the problem discussed with the view to finding a viable and permanent settlement that will see all Cypriots granted the freedom of movement and the right to settle, live and work wherever they may so wish and will allow the displaced people of Morphou, Famagusta and all other occupied areas free to return to the homes and property that is legally and rightfully theirs; and advocates the acceptance of Cyprus as a full member of the European Union, a step which would accelerate a solution to the Cyprus problem and effectively guarantee the security of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots and will ensure the prospects of progress and prosperity of all the citizens of the Republic of Cyprus.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alan Meale16/06/1994MansfieldProposed
Joyce Quin16/06/1994Gateshead EastSigned
James Wray16/06/1994Glasgow ProvanSigned
Ian Twinn16/06/1994EdmontonSigned
Hugh Bayley16/06/1994York, City ofSigned
Irene Adams16/06/1994Paisley NorthSigned
Tommy Graham16/06/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Norman Godman16/06/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Neil Gerrard16/06/1994WalthamstowSigned
Derek Enright16/06/1994HemsworthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/06/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Cunningham16/06/1994Coventry South EastSigned
John Cummings16/06/1994EasingtonSigned
Anthony Coombs16/06/1994Wyre ForestSigned
Ann Coffey16/06/1994StockportSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/06/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Eric Clarke16/06/1994MidlothianSigned
Barbara Roche16/06/1994Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Ernie Ross16/06/1994Dundee WestSigned
Chris Smith16/06/1994Islington South & FinsburySigned
John Heppell16/06/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Jimmy Hood16/06/1994ClydesdaleSigned
Kevin Hughes16/06/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
Gerald Kaufman16/06/1994Manchester, GortonSigned
John McAllion16/06/1994Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey16/06/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Elliot Morley16/06/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Bill O'Brien16/06/1994NormantonSigned
Edward O'Hara16/06/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Nigel Waterson17/06/1994EastbourneSigned
Jim Dowd20/06/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Tony Banks20/06/1994Newham North WestSigned
Robert Wareing21/06/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Eric Illsley21/06/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Paddy Tipping21/06/1994SherwoodSigned
Mildred Gordon21/06/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
John Evans21/06/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Michie21/06/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Hardy21/06/1994WentworthSigned
Robert Parry22/06/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Lynne Jones22/06/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone22/06/1994Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden22/06/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Gordon Oakes22/06/1994HaltonSigned
Terry Davis22/06/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Richard Burden23/06/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Tom Cox23/06/1994TootingSigned
Audrey Wise14/07/1994PrestonSigned
Tony Benn18/07/1994ChesterfieldSigned
Andrew FauldsUnknownWithdrawn

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