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Inquest Verdict On Porton Down Victim

EDM number 1933 in 2003-04, proposed by Paul Tyler on 16/11/2004.

That this House welcomes the verdict of the Wiltshire Coroner that Ronald Maddison's death, caused by exposure to chemical warfare tests at the Porton Down Government research establishment in 1953, was unlawful; urges the Secretary of State for Defence to examine the cases of other victims of these tests, including those from Cornwall and Devon, with a view to accepting claims for compensation from them and their families; calls for the release of all the evidence presented to the original secret inquest in 1953; and demands an early statement from the Secretary of State on the implications of this verdict for future Government policy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Paul Tyler16/11/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratProposed
Jeremy Corbyn16/11/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George16/11/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson17/11/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
Simon Hughes17/11/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones17/11/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell17/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Colin Breed17/11/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton17/11/2004GowerLabourSigned
David Drew17/11/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hancock17/11/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis17/11/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned

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