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Gulf War Sickness

EDM number 1399 in 2001-02, proposed by Kevin McNamara on 10/06/2002.

That this House congratulates former solider and Kingston-upon-Hull North constituent Mr Shaun Rusling and the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association on their victory in achieving recognition of the existence of Gulf War Syndrome; pays tribute to Mr Rusling who has fought resolutely through thick and thin and ultimately succeeded against formidable odds in the form of the Army and the Ministry of Defence establishment that refused his just claim and continued to resist his argument for nine years; regrets that Mr Rusling was eventually forced to take action under data protection legislation to gain access to his own files; is disturbed to learn that the terms of his claim were fraudulently altered by officials of the War Pensions Agency and is shocked to discover that the Secretary of State subsequently stood by their action; takes this opportunity to express sincere regret at the pain and suffering endured by Mr Rusling; shares his deep sorrow that while government lawyers delayed, more than 500 veterans suffering from this terrible condition have taken their own lives; and urges the Government to admit that errors have been made and take immediate steps to recognise and respect the needs of up to 5,000 Gulf War sickness victims.

This motion has been signed by a total of 66 MPs.

Kevin McNamara10/06/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourProposed
Mike Hancock10/06/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs11/06/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Michael Weir11/06/2002AngusScottish National PartySigned
Robert Wareing11/06/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Paul Tyler11/06/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Steinberg11/06/2002Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Harry Barnes11/06/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ian Gibson11/06/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/06/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable11/06/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones11/06/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones11/06/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon11/06/2002Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Paul Holmes11/06/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
John Robertson12/06/2002Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt12/06/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Bill Tynan12/06/2002Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing12/06/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Terry Davis12/06/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell12/06/2002East LondonderryDUPSigned
Russell Brown12/06/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Colin Breed12/06/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden12/06/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/06/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Todd13/06/2002South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley13/06/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George13/06/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin13/06/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Dismore13/06/2002HendonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham13/06/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
John Lyons13/06/2002Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
David Laws13/06/2002YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley13/06/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Marsha Singh13/06/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
Bob Russell13/06/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon13/06/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
Betty Williams17/06/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis17/06/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Stinchcombe17/06/2002WellingboroughLabourSigned
Annette Brooke17/06/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson17/06/2002StrangfordDUPSigned
Mohammad Sarwar18/06/2002Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Patsy Calton18/06/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox18/06/2002TootingLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham18/06/2002Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Edward Davey18/06/2002Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton18/06/2002MidlothianLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/06/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Harold Best19/06/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
John Austin19/06/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis19/06/2002Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/06/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis19/06/2002WorsleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington20/06/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Tony Worthington21/06/2002Clydebank & MilngavieLabourSigned
Jim Cousins24/06/2002Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Eric Martlew26/06/2002CarlisleLabourSigned
Richard Burden26/06/2002Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/07/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Don Foster03/07/2002BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/07/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Brian H Donohoe04/07/2002Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Alex Salmond05/07/2002Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Andrew Stunell08/07/2002Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green10/07/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned

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