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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1004: tabled on 24 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 remains concerned at the EU's plans to lift its arms embargo on China; notes that the EU Code of Conduct is not legally binding on member states; requests that before the Government considers such a move it adheres to its own criteria, namely that any lifting of the embargo should not contribute to a significant enhancement in the effectiveness of Chinese military capabilities, and must not lead to a rise in the level of tension in the Taiwan Straits; reminds the Government of its claim to attach a very high importance to seeking and improving the human rights situation in China; calls on the Government to conduct a detailed review of the possible implications for the UK defence industry; and further calls on the Government to veto any such move to lift the embargo until the review has reported.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.