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Conduct Of Defence Lobbyists

EDM number 874 in 2012-13, proposed by Paul Flynn on 20/12/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Parliament.

That this House is concerned that the disgraced General Petraeus, when he was the top US commander in Afghanistan, allowed lobbyists Frederick and Kimberly Kagan unique access to secret information and private meetings; notes that the Kagans used these privileges to advocate substantive changes in the US war plan, including a harder-edged approach that intensified war activity; is alarmed at reports that they repeatedly campaigned against peace initiatives; concludes that the Kagans' activity served the commercial interests of their defence contractors' paymasters; and believes their lobbying added to NATO and Afghan casualties killed in avoidable conflicts fomented in the commercial interest of US defence companies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Paul Flynn20/12/2012Newport WestLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins07/01/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell07/01/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Martin Caton08/01/2013GowerLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn08/01/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma09/01/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell09/01/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/01/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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