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Sanctions On Iraq

EDM number 487 in 1999-00, proposed by Tam Dalyell on 07/03/2000.

That this House congratulates John Pilger on his distressing but riveting TV programme exposing the real effects of UN sanctions on Iraq, which have led to the deaths of thousands of Iraqi children, and intense suffering for others who cannot get adequate treatment, nourishment or pain relief, but which effects appear to be avoided by Saddam Hussain and his friends; further notes that former UN official Dennis Halliday explained on the programme that he had been able to save the lives of two children by illegally taking them medicines but that he could not do that for thousands; further notes that the woman doctor who explained the children's problems was exceedingly upset by what she saw day by day, knew that most of the children in her ward would die and said it was like seeing her own children dying; also congratulates the honourable Member for Glasgow, Kelvin on organising the humanitarian flight to Iraq originally scheduled for Saturday 11th March and regrets the obstructions put in his way by the Foreign Office; points out that many British people will disapprove of this flight being described as a publicity stunt and will consider that the Iraqi situation should be publicised and made as widely known as possible; and calls on the Government to make real its oft-stated claim that it is not at war with the Iraqi people by withdrawing the wholehearted support it as present gives to the United States of America in relation to these sanctions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tam Dalyell07/03/2000LinlithgowLabourProposed
Alice Mahon07/03/2000HalifaxLabourSeconded
George Galloway07/03/2000Glasgow, KelvinLabourSeconded
John Cummings08/03/2000EasingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn08/03/2000Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Harry Cohen08/03/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSeconded
Bill Michie08/03/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
John Austin08/03/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Tony Benn08/03/2000ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Alan Simpson09/03/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/03/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham09/03/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/03/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Robert Wareing10/03/2000Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer13/03/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes13/03/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell14/03/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington14/03/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Norman Godman14/03/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner15/03/2000BolsoverLabourSigned
Llew Smith15/03/2000Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Dafydd Wigley16/03/2000CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Neil Gerrard24/03/2000WalthamstowLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/04/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Simon Thomas14/06/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Jones20/06/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Audrey WiseUnknownWithdrawn
Brian WhiteUnknownWithdrawn

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