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STOCKPILES OF PLUTONIUM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 348: tabled on 27 October 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 147 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 is concerned with the ever-increasing stockpiles of plutonium in Britain and the rest of the world; regrets the lack of any clear policy on what to do with this plutonium and in particular the decision by Britain to allow the recylcing of some of this plutonium for use in mixed oxide fuel; regrets the lack of a detailed plutonium disposition policy for Britain and the lack of discussion or debate in this House on the potential proliferation risks of Britain's plutonium stockpile and the manufacturing and exporting of mixed oxide fuel by British Nuclear Fuels plc; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to instigate a thorough re-examination of how to deal with Britain's plutonium stockpile that takes account of the many concerns of the public and honourable Members before arriving at a plutonium disposal policy that properly addresses all the potential health, environment and proliferation risks posed by this stockpile.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1997
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
South Ribble
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Exeter
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1997
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Peterborough
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1998
Torridge and West Devon
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Castle Point
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 1998
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1997
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 1997
Perth
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Crosby
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ceredigion
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Lancaster and Wyre
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1997
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 1997
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1997
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 1998
Bath
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1997
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1997
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 1997
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 1997
Foyle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Bolton South East
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 November 1997
Ynys Môn
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 1997
Cheltenham
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 October 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lock, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Wyre Forest
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Medway
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 12 November 1997
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 1997
South Down
McNulty, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Harrow East
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1997
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Crawley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Luton South
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 October 1997
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1997
Montgomeryshire
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
West Lancashire
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Portsmouth North
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1997
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
City of Chester
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Blaenau Gwent
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Dartford
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Bradford South
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 1997
North Tayside
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 1997
Rochford and Southend East
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1997
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1997
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 November 1997
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.