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Birth Defects In Fallujah

EDM number 1020 in 2009-10, proposed by Harry Cohen on 04/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Iraq.

That this House notes the deeply disturbing report of BBC correspondent John Simpson indicating the high numbers of children being born with serious defects in the Iraqi town of Fallujah; further notes that the report says that those born with congenital heart defects is 13 times the rate found in Europe, that other babies have been born with limb loss or distortion, paralysis or brain damage, and that officials in the town have warned women that they should not have babies; further notes that during the US onslaught on Fallujah, white phosphorus and depleted uranium weapons were amongst those used, and also that after the fighting was over, rubble from the town was bulldozed into the river, polluting water supplies; further notes that there has not been a proper independent inquiry by medical experts to establish the cause of these birth defects; and considers that this consequence of this US military action makes it a human rights atrocity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Harry Cohen04/03/2010Leyton and WansteadLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
David Drew05/03/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Andrew George05/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins08/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Robert Wareing08/03/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSeconded
Alan Simpson09/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton09/03/2010GowerLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/03/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/03/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed10/03/2010South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies10/03/2010Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Mark Williams10/03/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan10/03/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell10/03/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell10/03/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson10/03/2010Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
John Hemming11/03/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark11/03/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady15/03/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Tom Brake16/03/2010Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington17/03/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard18/03/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Jo Swinson24/03/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham29/03/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Ian Davidson30/03/2010Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Bob Russell07/04/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned

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