Early day motion 1212

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CHRISTIANS IN THE KURDISTAN REGION IN IRAQ

That this House notes that the Kurdistan Region President Barzani has condemned every killing or targeting of Christians and that he has offered Christian students in Mosul places in universities in Kurdistan so that they can complete their studies; concurs with the recent statement from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, following two delegations which focused on this issue and which met leading Christians in the Region, that commended the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) for its generosity in welcoming Christians and protecting their position; further notes that many Christians in Iraq have fled to the Kurdistan Region where Christians are valued, with the KRG financing the rebuilding of Christian villages and churches, providing financial support for some 11,000 Christian families displaced because of violence in the south, official support for armed Christian guards in some rural communities, special and generous representation of minorities in parliament and governorate councils, an additional 5,000 housing units in 100 Christian villages in the Dohuk province, the provision since 1998 of 62 Syriac and Armenian primary secondary schools with 7,000 pupils and 10 secondary schools as well as a planned Syriac department of the University of Dohuk; and believes that claims of KRG involvement in the killing and displacement of Christians in Mosul in 2008 have been credibly refuted by the International Crisis Group and Human Rights Watch.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David [R] Labour Party Blaydon 30.03.2010
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 30.03.2010
Cash, William Conservative Party Stone 07.04.2010
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 07.04.2010
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 06.04.2010
Cummings, John Labour Party Easington 07.04.2010
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 07.04.2010
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 06.04.2010
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 07.04.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 07.04.2010
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 07.04.2010
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 07.04.2010
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 07.04.2010
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 07.04.2010
Pelling, Andrew INDEPENDENT Croydon Central 06.04.2010
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 30.03.2010
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Manchester Blackley 06.04.2010
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 07.04.2010
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 30.03.2010