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Arms And The Kurds

EDM number 312 in 2015-16, proposed by Mary Glindon on 14/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Defence equipment and procurement, Ethnic groups, Iraq, Middle East and Military operations.

That this House notes that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has a 650 mile border with the self-styled Islamic State and has lost over 1,200 Peshmerga soldiers, with 7,000 injuries since Isis attacked Kurdistan last August; believes that American and British airpower are vital to the continued defence of the Kurdistan Region but that the KRG also needs an increased and reliable supply of heavy weapons to defend itself; regrets that the federal government in Baghdad is effectively delaying, if not formally denying, such supplies by not responding to foreign governments that wish to supply such weapons; further regrets that the Baghdad government is also failing to be transparent in the supplies that are reaching the Kurds and in explaining when shortfalls will be completed; and urges the UK and the US to ensure that arms supplies to the KRG are made expeditiously and directly so the Kurds can better defend themselves as a vital part of the international coalition against a genocidal and misogynist group.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Mary Glindon14/07/2015North TynesideLabourProposed
David Anderson14/07/2015BlaydonLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon15/07/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Meale15/07/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell15/07/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Gavin Robinson15/07/2015Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Phil Boswell16/07/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham16/07/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts21/07/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Gordon Marsden21/07/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Alex Salmond21/07/2015Signed
Drew Hendry07/09/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
John McNally07/09/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley08/09/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell08/09/2015Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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