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Effect Of The Peace Train Organisation

EDM number 1471 in 1994-95, proposed by Harry Barnes on 17/10/1995.

That this House congratulates the Peace Train Organisation for its imaginative and broad-based campaigning since 1989 to challenge the IRA's bombing and disruption of the Belfast-Dublin railway link and Loyalist murders of Catholic taxi drivers; believes that the Peace Train, which was under the tutelage of the Irish President, Mary Robinson, became a powerful symbol of the unity of the peoples of these islands against terrorism; further believes that these initiatives played an important role in isolating terrorists and their apologists and thereby helped to create the conditions for the ceasefires of 1994; notes the decision of the Peace Train Organisation to formally dissolve the campaign once it had achieved its original objectives and commends its final, successful and 700-strong Belfast-Dublin Peace Train on Saturday 14th October which was confident and optimistic about the prospects for a permanent peace; is concerned, however, about the continuing terrorist campaign of intimidation, including nearly 200 beatings, four murders and many firebombings since the ceasefires, as well as the continued concealment of the disappeared, around 20 people murdered by the IRA, whose families want the right to give them a decent burial; and wishes well to all those who wish to highlight these terrible abuses of human rights.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Harry Barnes17/10/1995North East DerbyshireProposed
Frank Cook17/10/1995Stockton NorthSigned
Peter Bottomley17/10/1995ElthamSigned
Paddy Tipping18/10/1995SherwoodSigned
Jack Thompson18/10/1995WansbeckSigned
Norman Godman18/10/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans18/10/1995St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings18/10/1995EasingtonSigned
Denis MacShane18/10/1995RotherhamSigned
David Knox18/10/1995Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/10/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Michael Clapham19/10/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Michael Connarty19/10/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Win Griffiths19/10/1995BridgendSigned
John Heppell23/10/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Eddie Loyden23/10/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Gunnell25/10/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Hall26/10/1995Warrington SouthSigned

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