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US-UK Mutual Defense Agreement renewal and the NPT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1407: tabled on 24 June 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 the proposed 10-year extension to the 1958 United Kingdom-United States Agreement for Cooperation on the uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defence purposes, as amended, suggested in Cm 6261 as presented to Parliament on 21st June; believes that the extension of this bilateral treaty undermines United Kingdom and United States' commitments under Article 1 of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), for which they are depository states, which states each nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly, or indirectly; is concerned that the government does not see a potential conflict of interest between the MDA and the United Kingdom commitment to the NPT as stated by Lord Bach in the House of Lords on 22nd June, at column 1119; recalls the comment by the NPT review conference, Main Committee on 8th May 1995 that among states parties there are variations in the interpretation of certain aspects of Articles I and II which need clarification, especially regarding the obligations of nuclear-weapon states parties among themselves ... which may have resulted in transfer of nuclear weapons in violation of the spirit and objective of (NPT) Article I; and therefore calls for a debate in Government time in advance of possible ratification of the treaty, as amended.

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.

Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Bury North
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2004
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2004
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
Keighley
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2004
Linlithgow
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Bristol West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2004
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2004
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Independent Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2004
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2004
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2004
Cheltenham
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Liverpool, Walton
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2004
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 June 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Halifax
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Calder Valley
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Oldham West and Royton
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 July 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2004
Moray
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2004
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2004
Nottingham South
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2004
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2004
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2004
North Tayside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.