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Progress In Cyprus

EDM number 1592 in 2003-04, proposed by Andrew Dismore on 07/09/2004.

That this House believes that Cypriots want and need a settlement; welcomes the fact that Greek and Turkish Cypriot contacts continue and crossings of the Green Line increase; supports moves to open up more checkpoints to facilitate this; welcomes the north-south on-island trade which the new EU regulations attempt to encourage and notes that over 10,000 Turkish Cypriots now travel to work in the south; notes that the church services conducted in Saint Mamas' church by the Bishop of Morphou for the first time in 30 years were attended by many Greek Cypriots from Morphou, and supported by the Turkish Cypriot This Country is Ours platform which moved its Peace Day celebration to Morphou and that the events were peaceful despite threats of violence and actual bomb damage to the church the previous week; welcomes the reconvening of the tripartite Committee on Missing Persons which could help ease the suffering of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots by identifying their relatives; congratulates the organisers of contracts between young Greek and Turkish Cypriot school students with plans to link schools in the north and south of the island; welcomes the fact that Greek and Turkish Cypriot mayors of Famagusta are discussing running Famagusta in partnership once that part of the seaside town of Famagusta under military control has been handed back to its Greek Cypriot residents; and calls on Turkey specifically, along with the whole international community, to support these substantive efforts towards a future and early reunification of the island.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Andrew Dismore07/09/2004HendonLabourProposed
Bob Spink07/09/2004Castle PointConservativeSigned
Linda Perham08/09/2004Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones08/09/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Lepper08/09/2004Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Peter Bottomley08/09/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Simon Thomas08/09/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Rudi Vis08/09/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Tom Cox13/09/2004TootingLabourSigned
Ann Cryer13/09/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones14/09/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen14/09/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Bill Etherington15/09/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell16/09/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Valerie Davey16/09/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Dennis Turner16/09/2004Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Simpson11/10/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Rob Marris14/10/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/10/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Vera Baird14/10/2004RedcarLabourSigned

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