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BIOLOGICAL AND TOXIN WEAPONS CONVENTION AND IRAQ

EDM (Early Day Motion) 300: tabled on 16 December 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 142 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 that the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention binds signatories not to transfer to any nation any agents, toxins, weapons and equipment of biological and toxin warfare and provides that any nation finding another signatory in breach of this undertaking may lodge a complaint to the Security Council; further understands that the Riegle Report to the US Senate has published evidence that the US sold biological materials including Bacillus Anthracis, Clostridium Botulinum, Histoplasma capsulatum, Brucella, Melitensis, and Clostridium Perfringens to various agencies of the Iraqi Government pursuant to export licences issued by the US Department of Commerce, in quantities set out in the Report and at the time when the US was fully aware of the Iraqi biological warfare programme and that these exports have been fully documented and are also set out in the 23 September 2002 edition of Newsweek and by Senator Robert Byrd in speeches in the Senate on 20th and 26th September 2002; requests the Government to exercise its power to report these sales to the Security Council of the United Nations in the light of its commitment in the April 2002 Green Paper, Strengthening Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention that, those at every level responsible for any breach of international law relating to the use of such weapons will be held personally accountable because compliance with the BTWC is an issue the international community cannot avoid; and urges the Prime Minister either to lodge the necessary complaint with the Security Council of the UN or change its stated policy after an appropriate public announcement and discussion.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2004
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
North East Derbyshire
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2004
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2004
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2004
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2004
Cheadle
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2004
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2004
Eastleigh
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2004
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2004
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2004
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2004
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2004
Cunninghame South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Guildford
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2004
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2004
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2004
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2004
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Independent Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2004
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2004
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2004
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2004
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2003
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2004
Orpington
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 January 2004
Foyle
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2004
Basingstoke
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2004
Hereford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2004
Liverpool, Walton
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2004
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2004
North Norfolk
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2004
Wrexham
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2004
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 June 2004
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2004
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2004
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2004
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2004
Montgomeryshire
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 January 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2004
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2004
Uxbridge
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2004
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2004
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2004
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Blaenau Gwent
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Wellingborough
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2004
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2004
Rochford and Southend East
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2004
Brent East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 January 2004
Ceredigion
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2004
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2004
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2004
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2004
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2004
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.