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Export Of Instruments Of Torture

EDM number 1332 in 1994-95, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 29/06/1995.

That this House is appalled by the Government's attempts to discredit Martyn Gregory, the producer of Channel Four's Dispatches programme The Torture Trail, via a criminal investigation by the Ministry of Defence police; notes the programme exposed the involvement of the British government and British companies including British Aerospace's Royal Ordnance in the export of electro-shock weapons that can be used for torture; notes that the film recently won Amnesty International's 1995 award for best television documentary; is shocked that the Ministry of Defence police have now made Mr Gregory the target of a criminal investigation and that he could be charged with incitement to break the Firearms Acts; notes that this offence carries a sentence of up to five years; believes that the Ministry of Defence police investigation is an attempt to cover up the Government's and British Aerospace's involvement in the electro shock torture trade; notes that the Department of Trade and Industry have been at the forefront of attempts to discredit Mr Gregory, that the Right honourable Member for Henley and the honourable Member for Wiltshire North and the honourable Member for Esher have accused Mr Gregory's film of scaremongering and making false and contrived charges; supports Mr Gregory's response to these unfounded allegations in starting defamation proceedings against the Department of Trade and Industry in the High Court with the full support of Channel Four; and calls on the Government to launch forthwith an independent investigation into the programme's exposure of the British trade in weapons of torture.

This motion has been signed by a total of 95 MPs.

Ann Clwyd29/06/1995Cynon ValleyProposed
Bill Olner29/06/1995NuneatonSigned
Chris Mullin29/06/1995Sunderland SouthSigned
Richard Burden29/06/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Stephen Byers29/06/1995WallsendSigned
Anne Campbell29/06/1995CambridgeSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours29/06/1995WorkingtonSigned
Ann Coffey29/06/1995StockportSigned
Harry Cohen29/06/1995LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty29/06/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Jean Corston29/06/1995Bristol EastSigned
Paul Flynn29/06/1995Newport WestSigned
Neil Gerrard29/06/1995WalthamstowSigned
Llin Golding29/06/1995Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Irene Adams29/06/1995Paisley NorthSigned
Graham Allen29/06/1995Nottingham NorthSigned
Peter Hain29/06/1995NeathSigned
Joe Ashton29/06/1995BassetlawSigned
Stephen Timms29/06/1995Newham North EastSigned
Paddy Tipping29/06/1995SherwoodSigned
Don Touhig29/06/1995IslwynSigned
Dennis Turner29/06/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Malcolm Wicks29/06/1995Croydon North WestSigned
Audrey Wise29/06/1995PrestonSigned
Alan Keen29/06/1995Feltham & HestonSigned
Dawn Primarolo29/06/1995Bristol SouthSigned
Terry Rooney29/06/1995Bradford NorthSigned
Ernie Ross29/06/1995Dundee WestSigned
Brian Sedgemore29/06/1995Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Alan Simpson29/06/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Clive Soley29/06/1995HammersmithSigned
John Heppell29/06/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Norman Hogg29/06/1995Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
George Howarth29/06/1995Knowsley NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle29/06/1995Warrington NorthSigned
Helen Jackson29/06/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Terry Lewis29/06/1995WorsleySigned
Eddie Loyden29/06/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Denis MacShane29/06/1995RotherhamSigned
Alice Mahon29/06/1995HalifaxSigned
Jim Marshall29/06/1995Leicester SouthSigned
John McAllion29/06/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey29/06/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Kevin McNamara29/06/1995Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Bill Michie29/06/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Estelle Morris29/06/1995Birmingham, YardleySigned
Harry Barnes30/06/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Jim Dowd30/06/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Rachel Squire03/07/1995Dunfermline WestSigned
Russell Johnston03/07/1995Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Michael Clapham03/07/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Tom Cox03/07/1995TootingSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie03/07/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Andrew Faulds03/07/1995Warley EastSigned
Janet Anderson03/07/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Hugh Bayley03/07/1995York, City ofSigned
Alex Carlile04/07/1995MontgomerySigned
Jim Wallace04/07/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/07/1995Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle04/07/1995Leeds WestSigned
Maria Fyfe04/07/1995Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
John Evans04/07/1995St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings04/07/1995EasingtonSigned
Malcolm Chisholm04/07/1995Edinburgh LeithSigned
Lynne Jones04/07/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Bridget Prentice04/07/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Robert Parry04/07/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall04/07/1995West LancashireSigned
Keith Bradley05/07/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Mike Watson05/07/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Tony Banks05/07/1995Newham North WestSigned
Mike Hall05/07/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Terry Davis05/07/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/07/1995LeighSigned
Malcolm Bruce05/07/1995GordonSigned
Edward O'Hara05/07/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Ken Livingstone05/07/1995Brent EastSigned
Gordon Prentice05/07/1995PendleSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/07/1995Islington NorthSigned
Jim Cunningham06/07/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Bill Etherington06/07/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
John Garrett06/07/1995Norwich SouthSigned
Alan Wynne Williams06/07/1995CarmarthenSigned
Peter Hardy10/07/1995WentworthSigned
Kim Howells11/07/1995PontypriddSigned
Martyn Jones11/07/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Eric Illsley11/07/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Jack Thompson12/07/1995WansbeckSigned
Llew Smith17/07/1995Blaenau GwentSigned
Mike Gapes17/07/1995Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell17/07/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Simon Hughes19/07/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned
Roland Boyes19/07/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
David Clelland19/07/1995Tyne BridgeSigned
Tommy Graham19/07/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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