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Use Of Music As An Instrument Of Torture

EDM number 1991 in 2007-08, proposed by Janet Anderson on 08/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, North America and Prisons.

That this House notes the use of recorded music by United States interrogators, involving the incessant playing of high volume music in order to break resistance through sleep deprivation and exposure to lyrics that prisoners would find culturally offensive; further notes this practice has been acknowledged by the US's Psychological Operations Company; defends the human rights of all human beings as laid out by the Geneva Convention; and therefore believes that torture, including this practice of using music, is inhumane and a breach of these rights; further believes that the particular practice of using music as an instrument of torture is an infringement of creator's rights; supports the Musicians' Union's principled protest against such a practice; and urges the Government to exert whatever available diplomatic pressure to end the practice of torture in all countries.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Janet Anderson08/07/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins08/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Pete Wishart08/07/2008Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Neil Gerrard08/07/2008WalthamstowLabourSeconded
Evan Harris08/07/2008Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Luff08/07/2008Mid WorcestershireConservativeSeconded
Ian Gibson08/07/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
David Drew08/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Ann Cryer08/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook08/07/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen08/07/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
John McDonnell08/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Bob Russell08/07/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan08/07/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/07/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Desmond Turner09/07/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Rudi Vis09/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil09/07/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Williams09/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan09/07/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Dismore09/07/2008HendonLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/07/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/07/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Karen Buck09/07/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale09/07/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice09/07/2008PendleLabourSigned
Dai Davies10/07/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Mark Williams10/07/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock10/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Lepper10/07/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson10/07/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Brian Iddon10/07/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
John Pugh10/07/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams14/07/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing14/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Bill Etherington14/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd14/07/2008Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Lynne Jones14/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner14/07/2008BolsoverLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
John Leech16/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran16/07/2008Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith16/07/2008Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/07/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders16/07/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell17/07/2008Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
John Hemming17/07/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham21/07/2008Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey21/07/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Stewart22/07/2008EcclesLabourSigned
Jo Swinson22/07/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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