HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c427 10.16 pm
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough)

It is a privilege to present to the House a petition signed by more than 700 residents of Slough. In the letter that accompanies the petition, the organiser, Mr. Baig, urges us to change what he calls the immoral and inappropriate stance the Government has taken by not coming out clearly to condemn the continuous Israeli occupation and its failure to support the oppressed people of Palestine with any practical means beyond futile rhetoric". The petition states: The petition of residents of Slough and others Declares that Palestinians are victims of brutalities committed by Israeli security forces and that the British Government is a silent bystander in the face of such war crimes. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take steps to prevent war crimes against innocent and defenceless Palestinians. To lie upon the Table.