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LEGAL REVIEW OF TRIDENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 312: tabled on 11 February 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 notes that the International Court of Justice in its Advisory Opinion of 8th July 1996 was unable to find any legal circumstance where the threat or use of nuclear weapons by any nation could be permitted; further notes that international humanitarian law forbids the use of any weapons which, by its nature, could not discriminate between military targets and civilian targets and civilian populations; believes that the threat or use of the Trident nuclear weapons system is open to serious legal question, principally because the explosive capacity of its nuclear warheads and the nature of its potential targets mean that it cannot make the distinction between military targets and civilian populations; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to instruct its law officers to initiate an open and democratically accountable review of the legality of Britain's Trident nuclear weapon system and the Government's current nuclear doctrine.

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.

Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1999
Gower
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Keighley
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 1999
Perth
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 1999
Ceredigion
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1999
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 1999
Moray
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1999
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Luton North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1999
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1999
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Forest of Dean
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1999
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Pendle
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1999
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Eccles
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 1999
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 1999
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Batley and Spen

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.