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Asylum Seekers (6 Mar 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...right to come here and have their application heard. If the Minister considers the history of asylum seekers, from victims of Nazi oppression in the 1930s to people fleeing the horror of the Iran-Iraq war, fascism in Chile or any oppressive Government anywhere in the world, he will find that those people are often poor, desperate and alone. They often resort to all sorts of methods,...

Orders of the Day — Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Bill (16 Mar 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...out, many Jewish refugees fled from Russia in 1905 and From Nazi Germany in the 1930s. If the Bill had been law at that time, they could not have come here. There are also the victims of the Iran-Iraq war, the Fascist junta in Chile, and so on. The list is endless. The Minister should come clean about it. He should be honest enough to say that he is turning his back on all the asylum...

Orders of the Day — Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Bill (16 Mar 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...will be defeated, I have my doubts in that respect. The Government should think for a moment about the effect that it will have on asylum seekers from other places. Earlier, I mentioned the Iran-Iraq war. I have supported several people who have applied for political asylum, some of whom have had horrendous difficulty in escaping the horrors of that war. They have crossed from Iran to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran-Iraq War (18 Mar 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: Does the Minister accept that his words about bringing peace in the Iran-Iraq conflict would make much more sense and be much more plausible if there were an absolute ban on the sale of arms to either side and on the sale of any precursor chemicals that could be used for the manufacture of chemical weapons? Does he not accept, further, that he would be well advised to ensure that this ban was...

Orders of the Day — Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Bill: Liability of Carriers for Passengers without Proper Documents (26 Mar 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...the individuals involved. I have been in correspondence with him on many occasions about those seeking refugee status in Britain who have come from oppressive regimes such as South Africa, Iran and Iraq or from numerous other places. After much correspondence, discussions and interviews with those concerned, refugee status has been granted in some instances. Exceptional need to remain has...

Orders of the Day — Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Bill: Liability of Carriers for Passengers without Proper Documents (26 Mar 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... Such people would then be rendered vulnerable in the eyes of the authorities concerned. As the Minister accepts that there is a legitimate case for Kurdish asylum-seekers to come from Iran, Iraq or Turkey—whichever country they are from—he must concede that the Bill will prevent them from coming in the future.

Asylum Seekers (Heathrow) (11 May 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the refusal of the Home Office to refer the refugee applications of 36 Iraqi Kurds held at terminal 2, Heathrow to the United Kingdom Immigration Advisory Service, the circumstances that led to suicide attempts by some of the asylum seekers, and their continued...

Business of the House (11 May 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...to the practice that operated before this particularly disgraceful piece of legislation was ever brought before the House? Will he also ensure that at this moment the Kurdish asylum seekers from Iraq are released on temporary admission and that their case is properly considered by the Home Secretary, as he is bound to do within the terms of the Geneva convention?

Prayers: Asylum Seekers (Heathrow) (15 May 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether you could help me. Earlier this week I made an application under Standing Order No. 20 for a special debate about the group of Kurdish people from Iraq who had arrived in this country and sought political asylum. For understandable reasons, you were not able to grant that debate. However, is there any way that we can receive a statement or...

Orders of the Day — Nuclear Arms Control (13 Jul 1987)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...on the social expenditures that could have taken place in Europe or have not been part of the export of war to other places. I wish briefly to refer to the terrible conflict between Iran and Iraq, in which 500,000 people have already died. That conflict has been fuelled by arms sales and loans frorn western European and American banks, and chemical weapons are being used in that...

Business of the House (24 Mar 1988)

Jeremy Corbyn: May I draw the Leader of the House's attention to early-day motion 868 concerning the problems facing the Kurdish people in Iraq? [That this House is alarmed at the continuing persecution of Kurdish people in Iraq; records its horror at the way all Kurdish people have been treated in their struggle for a Kurdish nation; demands that Her Majesty's Government request the United Nations to send...

Adjournment (Easter and Monday 2nd May) (25 Mar 1988)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...the House and place on record so that, one hopes, the Government and others will carefully examine it, the importance of immediate action over the treatment of people, especially Kurdish people in Iraq, and the need to bring an end to the horrors of the Iran-Iraq war. This war has been going on for twice as long as the second world war and hundreds of thousands of people have died as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Chemical Weapons (30 Mar 1988)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...that can be made towards a ban on chemical and biological weapons. Does the Minister agree, however, that although he is right to condemn the use of chemical weapons against the Kurdish people in Iraq, one problem has been that the British Government have maintained diplomatic relationships with both Iran and Iraq, and not very long ago extended a £200 million credit to the Government of...

Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: Debate on the Address (25 Nov 1988)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...cares to raise. That is unsatisfactory from all points of view, and it does not concentrate our minds on a particular region. I shall raise two issues. The first is the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war. We have all witnessed, albeit through television and media reports, the needless deaths of 500,000 people. Every industrial country has had complicity in that either by the direct supply of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Chemical Weapons (7 Mar 1989)

Jeremy Corbyn: In calling for the dismantling of Soviet stocks of chemical weapons, what action will the Minister take towards countries such as Iraq which have used chemical weapons in the recent past? Will he ensure that the maximum possible sanctions are taken against them to show our abhorrence of all chemical weapons wherever they are and by whomsoever they are used?

Kurdish Refugees (26 May 1989)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...make concerning the asylum seekers, who have arrived in this country. Kurdistan is, perhaps, the greatest unrecognised nation in the world, comprising 20 million people—4 million of whom live in Iraq, 5 million in Iran, 1 million in Syria, small numbers in the Soviet Union and the Lebanon and about half of them in total live in Turkey. It was only recognised as a nation briefly after...

Foreign Affairs (14 Jul 1989)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am glad that my hon. Friend has raised the problems of the Kurdish people in Iraq, and I am sure that they will be grateful for that. Although the Government may not allow the export of military hardware to Iraq, is it not just as beneficial to the Iraqi Government to be given banking facilities, credits and increased trade? They have exactly the same effect of propping up the Iraqi...

Foreign Affairs (14 Jul 1989)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...attitude from the Government towards the environment. My hon. Friends the Members for Hamilton (Mr. Robertson) and for Cynon Valley (Mrs. Clwyd) mentioned the problems of the Kurdish people in Iraq. Kurdistan is a nation of almost 20 million people—the largest unrecognised nation in the world. The Kurds are one of the most abused peoples, and the treachery that has been meted out to...

Business of the House (3 May 1990)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Leader of the House must be aware of the deep concern that many British people have about the potential danger of any sale of arms to Iraq. Early-day motion 869 points out that the Iraqi Government have practised genocide against the Kurdish people, have an appalling and disgraceful human rights record and that any trade with Iraq, be it direct sales from Britain, credit that is made...

Business of the House (7 Jun 1990)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Turkish Government demanding that a free press be allowed in Turkey.] Will he, when he has read it, make arrangements for a debate in this House on the treatment of Kurdish people in Turkey and Iraq and, more importantly, the British Government's continued support of the Turkish Government, despite their oppression of Kurdish people, and their continued trading policies with Iraq, despite...


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