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ARMS BROKERING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 483: tabled on 23 March 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 101 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 initiative of Her Majesty's Government last year which led to the adoption of a Code of Conduct on Arms Exports by the European Union; further welcomes the German Government's efforts to build on this code by introducing EU-wide controls on arms brokering; recognises the importance of such a move in the light of numerous reports concerning the role of European arms brokers in supplying arms to Central and Western Africa; believes that these controls should apply to all EU nationals wherever located, all foreign nationals resident in the EU and all companies incorporated or registered in the EU; further believes that such controls should legally require all companies shipping or brokering military, security and police (MSP) goods or services to apply for a licence prior to each transaction; considers that national and EU-wide registers of MSP brokers and shippers should be established; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to support these proposals and to introduce legislation necessary to implement them in the next parliamentary session, as part of its commitment to strengthen strategic exports controls.

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 8 June 1999
Leeds North West
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Exeter
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 1999
Isle of Wight
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1999
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Castle Point
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Blyth Valley
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Easington
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 1999
Ceredigion
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1999
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1999
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Rochdale
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Worcester
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 1999
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Reading East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 1999
Portsmouth South
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Camberwell and Peckham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1999
North Devon
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Halifax
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 8 July 1999
North Down
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Mitcham and Morden
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Crawley
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Wansbeck
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Ochil
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
St Albans
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1999
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 1999
Newbury
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 1999
East Londonderry
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1999
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1999
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1999
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 1999
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1999
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1999
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
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.