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GOVERNMENT POLICY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1707A1: tabled on 24 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Malcolm Savidge on 23 July 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

delete 'on the grounds that' and insert 'as long as'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.