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Iraqi Football Team

EDM number 306 in 1997-98, proposed by Tim Loughton on 25/07/1997.

That this House expresses its concern at an article which appeared in the Sunday Times on 20th July in which it was reported that, after a recent 2-1 loss to Kazakhstan, the Iraqi football team, on the orders of Saddam Hussein's son Uday, were taken to Radwaniyah military base, where they were caned on the soles of their feet, beaten on their backs and threatened with indefinite imprisonment; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to put pressure on FIFA, the world governing body of football, to ensure that Iraq is immediately expelled from international competition until these human rights abuses are brought to an end and those responsible punished.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Tim Loughton25/07/1997East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeProposed
Gerald Howarth25/07/1997AldershotConservativeSigned
Nigel Evans25/07/1997Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant25/07/1997LichfieldConservativeSigned
Desmond Swayne25/07/1997New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Robert Walter25/07/1997North DorsetConservativeSigned
Shaun Woodward25/07/1997WitneyConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis28/07/1997New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Lynne Jones29/07/1997Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Graham Brady29/07/1997Altrincham & Sale WestConservativeSigned
Howard Flight29/07/1997Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Philip Hammond29/07/1997Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned
Maria Fyfe30/07/1997Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Nick Harvey31/07/1997North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1997Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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