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NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 82: tabled on 07 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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 recognises the moral urgency of nuclear disarmament; welcomes initiatives towards disarmament from all quarters including the calls from many generals and admirals around the world for the elimination of nuclear weapons; values the work of the Canberra Commission and the opinion of the judges of the International Court of Justice (8th July 1996) on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons that 'there exists an obligation for all States to pursue in good faith, and bring to conclusion, negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control'; supports the importance of the international rule of law and the work of the United Nations; and urges the United Kingdom Government to support the establishment by the Conference on Disarmament of an appropriate body to deal with nuclear disarmament and to support a proposal for an international conference on disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, which would effectively complement efforts being made in other settings and could facilitate the consolidation of a new agenda for a nuclear weapon-free world.

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 11 February 1999
Leeds North West
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 1999
Isle of Wight
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Castle Point
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Gower
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Keighley
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 1999
Perth
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 February 1999
Ceredigion
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Bristol West
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Cunninghame South
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Sunderland North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Luton North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Gloucester
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
High Peak
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 December 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Leicester South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 1998
South Down
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1999
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1999
Cardiff North
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Wansdyke
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 1999
Winchester
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1999
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
West Lancashire
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Ealing North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 1999
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Aberdeen North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Wellingborough
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 1999
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 1999
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Preston

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.

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

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises that nuclear deterrence played a vital role in holding Soviet totalitarianism in check until the end of the Cold War; realises that mass destruction weapons cannot be disinvented; notes that, despite the signing of the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, it took 20 years before the huge scale of Soviet secret biological weapons production was revealed; and anticipates that a nuclear-free world, even if achieved, would lay peaceful countries open to chemical or biological blackmail by future dictators and would again make the world safe for conventional conflicts between former nuclear powers.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
10
signatures
EDM 82A1: tabled on 15 December 1998