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Use Of Terrorism Act 2000 In Relation To Peaceful Protests At Raf Fairford

EDM number 1578 in 2002-03, proposed by Lynne Jones on 11/07/2003.

That this House notes with concern reports of the policing of peaceful demonstrations at RAF Fairford and other military bases during the war on Iraq; notes that section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 was extensively used to deal with the peaceful protests and repeatedly to search demonstrators and that people travelling to demonstrations were prevented from reaching their destination and, in at least one case, detained in their coach for an uncomfortably long period of time; further notes the reassurance given by the former Home Secretary, the honourable member for Blackburn, during the Second Reading of the Terrorism Bill that 'The Bill is not intended to threaten in any way the right to demonstrate peacefully-nor will it do so.'; believes that the need to maintain public order and security must be balanced by the right to peaceful protest; and calls on the Home Secretary to investigate policing policies at Fairford and other bases.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Lynne Jones11/07/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
David Drew11/07/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSeconded
Nigel Jones11/07/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley11/07/2003Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Neil Gerrard11/07/2003WalthamstowLabourSeconded
Simon Hughes11/07/2003North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Adam Price11/07/2003Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Ann Cryer14/07/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Terry Davis14/07/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Harry Barnes14/07/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/07/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock15/07/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn15/07/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/07/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/07/2003GowerLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner15/07/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson16/07/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Roger Williams16/07/2003Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis16/07/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Simon Thomas16/07/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Harold Best16/07/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Win Griffiths16/07/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Sue Doughty16/07/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/07/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Frank Cook16/07/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/07/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/07/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes16/07/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson16/07/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Barrett17/07/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry17/07/2003KingswoodLabourSigned
Paul Tyler17/07/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris08/09/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington15/09/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Don Foster14/10/2003BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner14/10/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Marsha Singh23/10/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned

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