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Human Rights Watch And Cluster Bomb

EDM number 525 in 2003-04, proposed by Harry Cohen on 02/02/2004.

That this House commends Human Rights Watch for its recent report, Off Target: The Conduct of the War and Civilian Casualties in Iraq; notes that it says that the widespread use of cluster munitions, especially by the United States and United Kingdom ground forces, caused at least hundreds of civilians casualties; further notes that US Central Command used 10,782 cluster munitions which could contain at least 1.8 million submunitions and that the United Kingdom used 70 air-launched and 2,100 ground-launched cluster munitions containing 113,190 submunitions and that these were repeatedly used in attacks on Iraqi positions in residential neighbourhoods; also notes that the Coalition left behind many tens of thousands of cluster munition duds, i.e. submunitions that did not explode on impact and which then became de facto landmines and that an average failure rate of five per cent. would leave about 90,000 duds; and accepts the recommendation of Human Rights Watch that there should be no use of air-or-ground-delivered cluster munitions until the humanitarian problem associated with these weapons are resolved, that their use should be suspended until the dud rate can be reduced dramatically, that they should not be used in or near populated areas and that stocks of older, highly unreliable and unguided cluster bombs should not be used under any circumstances.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Harry Cohen02/02/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourProposed
Llew Smith03/02/2004Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Lynne Jones03/02/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara03/02/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Austin03/02/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Simon Thomas03/02/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Rudi Vis03/02/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alice Mahon04/02/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Robert Wareing04/02/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn04/02/2004Newport WestLabourSigned
Frank Cook04/02/2004Stockton NorthLabourSigned
David Chaytor04/02/2004Bury NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/02/2004GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/02/2004Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd04/02/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Lepper04/02/2004Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones04/02/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White05/02/2004North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/02/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Drew05/02/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer05/02/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Marsden05/02/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Pugh05/02/2004SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell05/02/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tom Cox06/02/2004TootingLabourSigned
Harry Barnes06/02/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/02/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle10/02/2004Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Valerie Davey10/02/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard10/02/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Taylor10/02/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jenny Tonge10/02/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden11/02/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Terry Lewis12/02/2004WorsleyLabourSigned
Alex Salmond12/02/2004Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Adam Price23/02/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Chris McCafferty23/02/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Brian Cotter23/02/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Annabelle Ewing26/02/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
David Hamilton26/02/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross02/03/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus Robertson04/03/2004MorayScottish National PartySigned
Mohammad Sarwar04/03/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Nick Harvey15/03/2004North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett22/03/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh26/03/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Sue Doughty01/04/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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