Early day motion 968

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That this House is concerned about the human rights situation of the Iraqi Turkmen, the third largest ethnic group in Iraq, who mainly live in the northern provinces, such as Kirkuk; condemns the ethnic cleansing and assimilation policy of Iraqi Turkmen by both Saddam Hussein's government until 2003 andthe Kurds since 2003, who claim the Iraqi Turkmen lands which are rich with oil, gas sulphur, uranium and phosphorus; notes that the census in Iraq delayed for the third time since 2007 is now due to be held on 5 December 2010; worries that the inclusion of the questions on ethnicity and mother tongue in the census will divide Iraqi people instead of uniting them and might create new outbreaks of violence in this country; further condemns the treatment of the Iraqi Turkmen as the lower class in Iraq in comparison with the Arabs and Kurds; believes all ethnicities in Iraq should possess equal rights; welcomes the work of the Iraqi Turkmen Front to promote the human rights of Iraqi Turkmen such as the right to participate in the forming of the new government and the right to have justice, equality, fairness andan end to the discrimination and violence; and calls on the Prime Minister and the Government to raise the issue of Iraqi Turkmens' human rights with the government of Iraq.

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Total number of signatures: 21

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 18.11.2010
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 11.11.2010
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 16.11.2010
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 08.11.2010
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 09.11.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 08.11.2010
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 15.11.2010
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.11.2010
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats Bermondsey and Old Southwark 21.12.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.11.2010
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 09.12.2010
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.11.2010
Munt, Tessa Liberal Democrats Wells Somerset 12.11.2010
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 18.11.2010
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 29.11.2010
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 08.11.2010
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.11.2010
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 22.11.2010
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 30.11.2010
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 19.11.2010
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 09.11.2010