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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd January 2009.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 11:34 am, 22nd January 2009

Could we please have a debate in Government time on the Floor of the House on the continuing crisis in Darfur and western Sudan? Given that aerial bombing, mass shooting, widespread rape and the chaining together and burning alive of people—to give but four examples—have been recurrent facts of life in the region for well over five years, is it not high time that this House debated how the British Government, working in concert with President Obama and the international community, can secure the full 26,000 UN-African Union troop deployment to the region—before the genocide of Darfurians has been completed?

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