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CND's 40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 733A1: tabled on 25 February 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Alice Mahon on 03 February 1998. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that an ICM poll of 1,200 adults, commissioned to coincide with CND'S 40th anniversary in February leave out from'House' to end and add 'notes that an ICM poll of 1,200 adults, commissioned to coincide with CND's 40th anniversary in February 1998, asked: "Do you think thatBritain should continue to possess nuclear weapons as long as other countries have them?";further notes that 76 per cent. answered "Yes", 21 per cent. answered "No" and 3 per cent. were undecided; and therefore regards claims that 59 per cent. of the British electorate support unilateral nuclear disarmament, as patently absurd.'.

Original motion text

That this House congratulates the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on its 40 years of tireless campaigning to rid the world of nuclear weapons; notes that 59 per cent. of the British electorate support their views and that 87 per cent. wish to see Britain helping to negotiate a global treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons; applauds the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament for its continued work in opposing Trident and in continually exposing the true political, social, economic and environmental costs of nuclear weapons production and deployment; and wishes CND every success for the future.