Early day motion 1577


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Total number of signatures: 123

Abbott, Diane Alexander, Danny Anderson, David Austin, John
Banks, Gordon Berry, Roger Bottomley, Peter Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin Brooke, Annette Brown, Lyn Browne, Jeremy
Burden, Richard Cable, Vincent Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin
Clapham, Michael Clark, Katy Clegg, Nick Cohen, Harry
Connarty, Michael Conway, Derek Cook, Frank Corbyn, Jeremy
Cousins, Jim Cryer, Ann Cunningham, Jim Dean, Janet
Devine, Jim Dobbin, Jim Dowd, Jim Drew, David
Efford, Clive Engel, Natascha Etherington, Bill Farron, Tim
Featherstone, Lynne Flynn, Paul Francis, Hywel Galloway, George
George, Andrew Gerrard, Neil Gibson, Ian Godsiff, Roger
Goodman, Helen Grogan, John Gummer, John Hamilton, David
Hancock, Mike Harvey, Nick Hemming, John Hepburn, Stephen
Hodgson, Sharon Holmes, Paul Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin
Horwood, Martin Howarth, David Hughes, Simon Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian Illsley, Eric Jackson, Glenda Jenkins, Brian
Jones, Lynne Keetch, Paul Khan, Sadiq Kilfoyle, Peter
Kirkbride, Julie Kramer, Susan Lamb, Norman Laws, David
Lazarowicz, Mark Leech, John Lepper, David Lloyd, Tony
Llwyd, Elfyn Love, Andrew MacNeil, Angus Marris, Rob
Marshall, David Marshall-Andrews, Robert McCafferty, Chris McDonnell, John
McGovern, Jim McKechin, Ann Meacher, Michael Morgan, Julie
Mulholland, Greg Osborne, Sandra Penning, Mike Penrose, John
Prentice, Gordon Price, Adam Riordan, Linda Robinson, Iris
Robinson, Peter Rowen, Paul Ruddock, Joan Russell, Bob
Sarwar, Mohammad Short, Clare Simpson, Alan Simpson, David
Skinner, Dennis Smith, John P Soulsby, Peter Spink, Bob
Starkey, Phyllis Stunell, Andrew Swinson, Jo Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily Turner, Desmond Wallace, Ben Wareing, Robert N
Williams, Betty Williams, Hywel Williams, Stephen Willis, Phil
Willott, Jenny Wishart, Pete Wyatt, Derek

That this House expresses concern that the Government may be considering diluting laws relating to the arrest of alleged war criminals and torturers entering or residing in the UK; notes that no good reason has been given to alter the status quo and that the current system wherein a judge makes a decision whether to grant an arrest warrant has worked satisfactorily to date; further notes that such arrest warrants have been issued very infrequently and that this would indicate that the granting of them is taken very seriously indeed by the judiciary which is a safeguard against frivolous applications; calls upon the Government to uphold the UK's duty and right to arrest and prosecute alleged war crimes suspects if they arrive on or reside in its territory and to fund the police and immigration authorities adequately to enable such arrests to be made so that this country cannot be regarded as a safe haven for such persons.