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GOVERNMENT POLICY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1707: tabled on 23 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 87 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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 welcomes the clear statement by the Defence Secretary in the House on 15th July, that British Government policy has not changed since John Major, during the Gulf War, explicitly rules out the use of British nuclear weapons against Iraq, even in reply to a chemical or biological attack on our forces, on the grounds that a proportionate response could be made using conventional weapons and that Britain would never breach the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Rossendale and Darwen
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
North East Derbyshire
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
South Ribble
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Rhondda
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Workington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Caerphilly
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Norwich North
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Midlothian
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Glasgow, Cathcart
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 July 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Dundee East
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Western Isles
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Central Fife
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Leicester South
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Ipswich
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Knowsley South
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Pendle
Purnell, James
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Stalybridge and Hyde
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
City of Chester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
North West Leicestershire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Hemsworth
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Conwy
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

GOVERNMENT POLICY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS (Amendment 1)
delete 'on the grounds that' and insert 'as long as'.
Conservative, New Forest East
3
signatures
EDM 1707A1: tabled on 24 July 2002
GOVERNMENT POLICY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS (Amendment 2)
at end add 'and deplores the sending of any foolish and irresponsible signals to foreign dictators that they could use mass destruction weapons against British forces without fear of an appropriate response.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
2
signatures
EDM 1707A2: tabled on 24 July 2002