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Us Forces Raid On Iraqi Federation Of Trade Unions Headquarters

EDM number 250 in 2003-04, proposed by Harry Barnes on 09/12/2003.

That this House notes with alarm the raid by the US occupying forces, using armoured cars and soldiers, on the temporary headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad on the morning of Saturday 6th December in which eight leading trade union officials were arrested; is further disturbed to hear that US soldiers ransacked and destroyed the federation's possessions, including banners and posters condemning acts of terror, and smashed windows, without reason or explanation; notes that the new independent trade union movement in Iraq opposed Saddam Hussein's regime, and opposes terrorism by remnants of that regime and others; and calls upon the British Government to make urgent representations to the US Administration to discover why this raid took place and seek a swift apology and compensation for this appalling incident.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Harry Barnes09/12/2003North East DerbyshireLabourProposed
Ann Cryer10/12/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Harold Best10/12/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard10/12/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/12/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
John Cryer10/12/2003HornchurchLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/12/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton10/12/2003GowerLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara10/12/2003Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell10/12/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/12/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon10/12/2003Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/12/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Drew11/12/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Wareing11/12/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis11/12/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Desmond Turner11/12/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Huw Edwards11/12/2003MonmouthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty11/12/2003Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon11/12/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner11/12/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Frank Cook15/12/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Tony Banks15/12/2003West HamLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan17/12/2003West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/12/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh05/01/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Tom Cox05/01/2004TootingLabourSigned
Colin Burgon06/01/2004ElmetLabourSigned
Llew Smith08/01/2004Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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