Early day motion 1172

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RECOGNITION OF THE KURDISH GENOCIDE

That this House warmly welcomes the historic resolution of 28 February 2013 to unanimously recognise the Kurdish genocide; further welcomes the constructive responses to the mood of the House by both the Foreign Office Minister and his Opposition counterpart in agreeing to work together and with Kurdistan regional government representatives to try to overcome legal obstacles and find a suitable pathway for recognition by the Government; believes that the debate showed Parliament at its best with compassion, honesty and compromise; and hopes that these discussions can allow the Government, which is deeply respected in the Kurdistan region, to help lead the way in bringing comfort and justice to its people whose lives and society remain deeply affected by the genocide, which will be marked in many places, including by British parliamentarians in the Kurdistan region itself, on the anniversary of the chemical bombardment of Halabja on 16 March 2013.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 13.03.2013
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 14.03.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 12.03.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.03.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 14.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.03.2013
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 18.03.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 12.03.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 18.03.2013
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 18.03.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 12.03.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.03.2013
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 12.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 18.03.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.03.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.03.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 19.03.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 19.03.2013
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 20.03.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 14.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 22.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 13.03.2013
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 14.03.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 13.03.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 21.03.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.03.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 19.03.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 16.04.2013