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Sport And The Kurdistan Regional Government

EDM number 159 in 2008-09, proposed by David Anderson on 08/12/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Middle East and Sports.

That this House warmly welcomes the international sports conference organised by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in collaboration with the Sports Council for Wales on 9 and 10 December 2008 at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff, with the participation of Mr Taha Barwary, the KRG Minister of Sports and Youth to discuss how to develop enduring frameworks to encourage sporting activity and excellence in devolved regions; endorses the comment of KRG High Representative to the UK, Ms Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman that `sport can bring communities together and improve people's quality of life'; and further welcomes KRG's investment in new sports facilities and infrastructure across Iraqi Kurdistan and its aim of increasing public involvement in other sports popular in the region such as football, volleyball, table tennis, taikwondo, judo and karate as well as encouraging women's participation in sport.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

David Anderson08/12/2008BlaydonLabourProposed
Jim McGovern08/12/2008Dundee WestLabourSeconded
Gordon Banks08/12/2008Ochil and South PerthshireLabourSeconded
Jim Devine08/12/2008LivingstonLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock09/12/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
John McDonnell09/12/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Martin Caton10/12/2008GowerLabourSigned
David Lepper10/12/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins11/12/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Betty Williams15/12/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Walter16/12/2008North DorsetConservativeSigned
David Hamilton12/01/2009MidlothianLabourSigned
Rudi Vis19/01/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned

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