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UAE FORCES ON THE ISLAND OF SOCOTRA

That this House recognises the sovereignty of the Republic of Yemen over the Island of Socotra, Yemen; notes that Socotra is home to tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians and a unique biosphere with a host of Unesco-protected plants and animals and is one of four Yemeni sites on the UNESCO World Heritage Lists; further notes the inhabitants of that island speak an endangered, unwritten language, Soqotri; notes that the associated culture and entire way of life are unique; notes that there is evidence of UAE forces in Soctora and in recent weeks the Yemeni Government submitted a complaint to the UN regarding the presence of UAE forces; calls on the Government to use all the leverage that it has to ensure that the sovereignty of the Republic of Yemen over Socotra is not compromised; and urges the Government to use every diplomatic instrument available to bring that conflict to an end.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 23.05.2018
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 12.06.2018
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 14.06.2018
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 12.06.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 22.05.2018
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 05.06.2018
McMorrin, Anna Labour Party Cardiff North 16.05.2018
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 16.05.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 16.05.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 21.05.2018
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 21.05.2018
Sobel, Alex Labour Party Leeds North West 16.05.2018
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 22.05.2018
Yasin, Mohammad Labour Party Bedford 16.05.2018