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Sanctions In Angola

EDM number 515 in 1999-00, proposed by Barbara Follett on 13/03/2000.

That this House, noting that it is a breach of international law and a defiance of mandatory United Nations sanctions to supply arms, fuel, equipment and goods to, or to purchase diamonds from, Jonas Savimbi's UNITA rebel force in Angola, calls for the public identification and, where possible, prosecution of all individuals, private companies and public officials involved; in particular calls upon the Governments of the Ukraine and Belarus to stop arms and munitions exports to UNITA, on Ukrainian pilots to stop flying weapons and diesel to UNITA, on the Government of Zambia to stop convoys of lorries and plans from crossing the border into UNITA-controlled areas with the occasional paid assistance of Zambian Ministers and public officials, on the Government of Uganda to sack senior officials implicated, including President Museveni's half brother, General Salim Saleh, on the Government of Cote d'Ivoir, Togo and Burkina Faso to act immediately to halt their longstanding supplies to UNITA, on the Government of Rwanda to stop their almost daily supply flights from Kigali and other airports to UNITA, on the Government of South Africa to crack down on the dozens of individual business people and arms suppliers who continue to supply UNITA, on the Government of Israel to act against those of its citizens involved in supply operations and those buying diamonds for sale via the Tel Aviv trading centre, on the Government of the United Arab Emirates to prevent arms being transited from eastern Europe via Dubai to UNITA, on the Government of Switzerland and banking authorities across the world to track down the millions of pounds of Savimbi's assets, secured through illegal sales of diamonds, and without which he cannot pay for the arms and fuel he needs to continue the dreadfully destructive war which has gone on for decades and which is now engulfing the whole region; supports the efforts of De Beers and the Governments of Belgium and the United Kingdom to block illegal sale of UNITA diamonds through Antwerp; welcomes the work of Canada's Ambassador Fowler in leading United Nations efforts to identify and block UNITA sanctions busters; and calls on the entire international community to act decisively to end the war by rigorously imposing sanctions on UNITA and preventing the making of money and private profit out of the misery of the Angolan people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 71 MPs.

Barbara Follett13/03/2000StevenageLabourProposed
Ernie Ross14/03/2000Dundee WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson14/03/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/03/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
Oona King14/03/2000Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Tony Colman14/03/2000PutneyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/03/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cousins14/03/2000Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Mike Gapes14/03/2000Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Norman Godman14/03/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Win Griffiths15/03/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge15/03/2000Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes15/03/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock15/03/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Davey15/03/2000Bristol WestLabourSigned
Bill Michie15/03/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Bill Rammell15/03/2000HarlowLabourSigned
Alice Mahon15/03/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/03/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jenny Jones15/03/2000Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Roger Casale15/03/2000WimbledonLabourSigned
Phil Sawford16/03/2000KetteringLabourSigned
David Lepper16/03/2000Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Christine Russell16/03/2000Chester, City ofLabourSigned
Nick Palmer16/03/2000BroxtoweLabourSigned
Peter Pike16/03/2000BurnleyLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra17/03/2000Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Bill Etherington17/03/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Dominic Grieve17/03/2000BeaconsfieldConservativeSigned
Fabian Hamilton17/03/2000Leeds North EastLabourSigned
David Winnick20/03/2000Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis20/03/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Peter Temple-Morris20/03/2000LeominsterLabourSigned
Andrew George20/03/2000St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham20/03/2000Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin20/03/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Glenda Jackson20/03/2000Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty20/03/2000Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Martyn Jones21/03/2000Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Tony McWalter21/03/2000Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Austin Mitchell21/03/2000Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Eric Clarke21/03/2000MidlothianLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/03/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Marsha Singh22/03/2000Bradford WestLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore22/03/2000HendonLabourSigned
George Galloway22/03/2000Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley22/03/2000Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing22/03/2000Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt22/03/2000Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Betty Williams23/03/2000ConwyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell23/03/2000Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Laura Moffatt23/03/2000CrawleyLabourSigned
Jon Owen Jones23/03/2000Cardiff CentralLabour Co-operativeSigned
Maria Fyfe23/03/2000Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard24/03/2000St AlbansLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard24/03/2000WalthamstowLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner28/03/2000BolsoverLabourSigned
Phyllis Starkey28/03/2000Milton Keynes South WestLabourSigned
Nigel Beard28/03/2000Bexleyheath & CrayfordLabourSigned
Tony Worthington28/03/2000Clydebank & MilngavieLabourSigned
David Drew30/03/2000StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tess Kingham30/03/2000GloucesterLabourSigned
Brian White04/04/2000North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Frank Cook05/04/2000Stockton NorthLabourSigned
John Cryer05/04/2000HornchurchLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/04/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Neil Turner07/04/2000WiganLabourSigned
Ann Keen10/04/2000Brentford & IsleworthLabourSigned
Andrew Love10/04/2000EdmontonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew MacKinlay11/04/2000ThurrockLabourSigned
Patrick Hall18/04/2000BedfordLabourSigned

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