Early day motion 1047

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ANNIVERSARY OF CHEMICAL ATTACK ON HALABJA

That this House, in line with its decision of 28 February 2013 to formally recognise the genocide carried out against the Kurds in Iraq, marks the 30th anniversary of the chemical attack on the town of Halabja and the wider Anfal genocide; notes that up to 200,000 people were murdered in the genocide by Saddam Hussein and its continuing physical and psychological impact on the Kurds, many of whom bear terrible wounds from the experience; welcomes the Government's decision to formally mark the Anfal anniversary each year; believes that the experience of genocide has united all Kurds in a desire to ensure that Baghdad never repeats such behaviour, which underpins their insistence that they can only stay in a democratic, federal and pluralist Iraq, which is currently sadly far from the truth; further welcomes the visit to Parliament by the Acting Speaker and a cross-party delegation of MPs from the Kurdistani Parliament; and encourages hon. Members to attend or send messages to the event to mark the tragedies of Halabja and Anfal in the Grand Committee Room on 14 March at 7pm.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Austin, Ian Labour Party Dudley North 12.03.2018
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 12.03.2018
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 13.03.2018
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 15.03.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.03.2018
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 13.03.2018
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 15.03.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 14.03.2018
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 12.03.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 13.03.2018
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 12.03.2018
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 18.04.2018
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.03.2018
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 14.03.2018
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14.03.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.03.2018
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 13.03.2018