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WORLD COURT AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 716: tabled on 01 March 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 77 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the United Nations General Assembly's decision on 15th December 1994 in Resolution 49-75K to request the International Court of Justice urgently to render its advisory opinion on the question 'Is the threat or use of nuclear weapons in any circumstances permitted under international law?'; is gratified by the court's decision to expedite consideration of the case, inviting entitled states to make submissions by 20th June; and urges Her Majesty's Government to initiate a full national debate on the question before making the the British submission, and to recognise and prepare for the fact that a court judgment in 1996 confirming the illegality of nuclear weapon use and threat would require a major shift of Her Majesty's Government's policy to rapid negotiations of a Nuclear Weapons Convention, using the widely-acclaimed Chemical Weapons Convention as a blueprint.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1995
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 April 1995
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 April 1995
Kingswood
Body, Sir Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 16 October 1995
Holland with Boston
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Manchester, Withington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1995
Birmingham, Northfield
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1995
Sheffield Central
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1995
Falkirk West
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1995
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1995
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1995
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1995
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1995
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1995
Tooting
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1995
Glasgow, Pollok
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1995
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1995
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1995
St Helens North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1995
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1995
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1995
Nottingham East
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1995
Doncaster North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1995
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 1995
Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1995
Clwyd South West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1995
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1995
Liverpool, Walton
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1995
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 March 1995
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1995
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1995
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Cardiff West
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1995
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 April 1995
Sunderland South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 April 1995
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1995
Barnsley East
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 3 April 1995
West Lancashire
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1995
Pendle
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1995
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Don Valley
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1995
Dundee West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1995
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1995
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1995
Blaenau Gwent
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1995
Bradford South
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1995
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1995
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 3 April 1995
Leicester East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1995
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1995
Preston
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1995
Cannock and Burntwood

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.