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SELLING ARMS TO INDIA AND PAKISTAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1665: tabled on 18 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes the misjudgement of the British Government in continuing to sell arms to both India and Pakistan throughout the recent crisis over Kashmir; notes with concern that Whitehall sanctioned export licences in military equipment ranging from ammunition to missiles to both countries; is especially concerned that in recent meetings with senior Indian ministers and defence chiefs, newspaper reports suggest that the Secretary of State for Defence used the opportunity to push the contract to sell 66 Hawk training jets to India from BAE systems; is concerned that meetings which are supposed to be for brokering peace are being used as arenas to help arms deals; and believes that this Government is following an unethical foreign policy which is immoral and shows total disregard for humanity.

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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SELLING ARMS TO INDIA AND PAKISTAN (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'Government' to end and add 'should re-establish a policy of not selling armaments or components for armaments to countries engaged in conflict or threatening to engage in a conflict, or who may use such equipment to abuse human rights, and should no longer act as a selling agent for the arms industry.'.
Labour, Leyton and Wanstead
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EDM 1665A1: tabled on 22 July 2002