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Conduct Of The Right Honourable Member For Chertsey And Walton And Albania

EDM number 535 in 1996-97, proposed by Denis MacShane on 13/02/1997.

That this House condemns the continuing political support from the Conservative Party and its former Vice-Chair, the Right honourable Member for Chertsey and Walton, for the Albanian regime's leader, Sali Berisha, whose support for financially deregulated pyramid schemes has led to widespread financial ruin for Albanians; expresses concern that British diplomatic and trade support for the Shqiponja and VEFA holding company linked to Albania's ruling Democratic Party as well as for the Democratic Party itself may have led to violations of the Vienna Convention on the use of diplomatic bags as well as complicity in arms dealing with Rwanda and Afghanistan; calls for independent expert examination of artefacts thought to be from the National History Museum of Tirana given as gifts to the Prime Minister and other ministers by Sali Berisha in 1994; and urges the Westminster Conservative Association not to allow its address to be used by apologists for the Berisha regime.

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

Denis MacShane13/02/1997RotherhamProposed
Gordon Prentice13/02/1997PendleSigned
Jon Trickett13/02/1997HemsworthSigned
Paddy Tipping13/02/1997SherwoodSigned
Neil Gerrard13/02/1997WalthamstowSigned
Paul Flynn13/02/1997Newport WestSigned
Andrew Faulds13/02/1997Warley EastSigned
Jim Cunningham13/02/1997Coventry South EastSigned
Harry Cohen13/02/1997LeytonSigned
Ann Clwyd13/02/1997Cynon ValleySigned
Lynne Jones13/02/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Dennis Skinner14/02/1997BolsoverSigned
Ken Livingstone14/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Alice Mahon17/02/1997HalifaxSigned
Harry Barnes17/02/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
John Home Robertson18/02/1997East LothianSigned
Dennis Turner18/02/1997Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Don Touhig18/02/1997IslwynSigned
Gerry Steinberg18/02/1997Durham, City ofSigned
Tony Banks18/02/1997Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman18/02/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bill Michie18/02/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Illsley18/02/1997Barnsley CentralSigned
Michael Clapham19/02/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jean Corston19/02/1997Bristol EastSigned
Kenneth Eastham19/02/1997Manchester, BlackleySigned
Audrey Wise20/02/1997PrestonSigned
Mike Hall24/02/1997Warrington SouthSigned
Mike Gapes04/03/1997Ilford SouthSigned
Terry Davis05/03/1997Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned

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