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Toxic Contamination Of War Zones

EDM number 1329 in 2017-19, proposed by Tom Brake on 04/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Diseases, Health services, Iraq, Military operations and Pollution.

That this House recognises the problem of toxic contamination of war zones, particularly in Iraq; notes the research presented, in March 2018, by Dr Mozhgan Savabieasfahani at the European Environment Foundation; expresses concern at reports of uranium and thorium contamination in the tissues of children living near the US military base in the ancient city of Ur, with those children being seven times more likely to have birth defects; further notes a 2015 resolution by the American Public Health Association stating that parties involved in military activities have a post-conflict responsibility to decontaminate polluted areas; and calls on the Government to work with the US Administration on action to clean up areas polluted by the allied military forces and assist the Iraqi people with remedial health care.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Tom Brake04/06/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Cunningham05/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards05/06/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon05/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Tim Farron05/06/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts06/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Chris Stephens06/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Wera Hobhouse06/06/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Christine Jardine06/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon06/06/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Ruth George07/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan07/06/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/06/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas11/06/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Linden12/06/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown12/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer13/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
David Crausby27/06/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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