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CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 673: tabled on 21 January 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on its 40 years' fighting to remove the deadly threat of nuclear weapons; recalls that when CND was founded in February 1958 it was a popular movement against nuclear arms building upon the decision in 1957 by the Labour Party and TUC to campaign against atmospheric atomic tests; remembers with pleasure the involvement of the Right honourable Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour Party, in the founding of CND; remains concerned that in the same year as CND was established the Conservative Government concluded a nuclear exchange agreement with the United States that led to the purchase of Polaris and Trident nuclear weapons and submarines, and the barter of nuclear explosive materials; recalls the work done by CND at the Sizewell and Hinkley public enquiries to expose the export of United Kingdom civil plutonium to the United States for use in weapons; welcomes the admission by the United States Department of Energy on 22nd December last year that 5,400 kilogrammes of United Kingdom plutonium was sent to the United States between 1960 and 1979, which vindicated CND's allegations; and applauds CND's continued work to oppose Trident and to expose the danger of nuclear weapons production and deployment; and wishes the campaign every success.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Leeds North West
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1998
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 1998
Perth
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Sunderland North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Norwich North
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Tottenham
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Luton North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Brent East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Leicester South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Medway
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 1998
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Sunderland South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
West Lancashire
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Pendle
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Eccles
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 1998
North Tayside
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add `notes that for 40 years the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has demanded the one-sided abandonment by Britain of nuclear weapons, nuclear bases and nuclear alliances, without success; realises that suc h a policy, if implemented, would have left Britain in a state of helpless neutrality at the height of the Cold War; recalls that CND totally rejected President Reagan's 1981 Zero Option offer which led to the successful Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987, once unilateralism had been defeated; further notes that, under the provisions of the INF Treaty, hundreds of Soviet SS20 missiles threatening Western Europe were destroyed in return for the scrapping of NATO's cruise and Pershing II missiles which CND had fortunately failed to prevent from being deployed; deplores the statement by CND's then General Secretary, Bruce Kent, in 1983 that Britain's Communists were CND's "partners in the cause for peace in this world"; realises that the Labour Party's support for CND's anti-nuclear policies was a key factor in Labour's heavy defeats in the 1983 and 1987 general elections; further recalls the deletion of CND membership details from dozens of Labour candidates' official biographies during the 1992 General Election campaign, by Party Headquarters staff; and doubts if many unilateralist Labour and Liberal ho nourable Members will have the courage openly to support CND on its 40th anniversary.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
57
signatures
EDM 673A1: tabled on 26 January 1998
CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (Amendment 1A1)
leave out from 'campaign' to end and add 'and further notes the former Leader of the Labour Party Neil Kinnock's statement that he would make any enemy occupation of this country "untenable" by taking to the hills.'.
Conservative, Cotswold
1
signature
EDM 673A1A1: tabled on 5 February 1998