Early day motion called

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The following early day motion, published yesterday, was tabled by Denis MacShane and 10 Labour colleagues.

Conduct of the Right Honourable Member for Chertsey and Walton - and Albania.

That this house condemns the continuing political support from the Conservative Party and its former Vice-Chair, the Right Honourable Member for Chertsey and Walton, for the Albanian regime's leader, Sali Berisha, whose support for financially deregulated pyramid schemes has led to widespread financial ruin for Albanians; expresses concern that British diplomatic and trade support for the Shaiponja and Vefa holding company, linked to Albania's ruling Democratic Party, as well as for the Democratic Party itself may have led to violations of the Vienna Convention on the use of diplomatic bags as well as complicity in arms dealing with Rwanda and Afghanistan; calls for independent expert examination of artefacts thought to be from the National History Museum of Tirana given as gifts to the Prime Minister and other ministers by Sali Berisha in 1994; and urges the Westminster Conservative Association not to allow its address to be used by apologists for the Berisha regime.

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