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PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL FOR PARTICIPATION IN ARMED CONFLICT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 85: tabled on 17 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 235 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 believes that the decision to deploy British armed forces in conflict is of the most serious nature possible; notes that this is a decision to be taken by Ministers via the Royal Prerogative and that Parliament has no right to decide on the matter or even to be consulted; further notes that the Public Administration Select Committee has recommended in its report of 4th March 2004 that this situation should be ended and that Parliament should have the right to decide this matter in advance, or in cases of emergency retrospectively; further notes that in the last session of Parliament over 200 honourable Members supported this view; and therefore calls on the Government to introduce legislation to this effect.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Blaydon
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2005
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Waveney
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2005
Wellingborough
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
West Ham
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2005
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Brent South
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2005
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Glasgow South West
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Burton
Mr Jim Devine,
Signed on 3 November 2005
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Aberdeen North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Crewe and Nantwich
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 June 2005
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Eltham
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
Bournemouth East
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 14 July 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Suffolk Coastal
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Denton and Reddish
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hogg, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Sleaford and North Hykeham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2005
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2005
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Eastleigh
Mark Hunter,
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Peterborough
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Tooting
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Liverpool, Walton
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2005
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2005
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2005
Aylesbury
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Edmonton
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Wrexham
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Dewsbury
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 July 2005
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Oldham West and Royton
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Great Grimsby
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Ipswich
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wolverhampton North East
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2005
Uxbridge
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Copeland
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2005
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2005
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Ilford North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2005
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Leicester South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2005
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Poole
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 6 June 2005
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Burnley
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2005
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2005
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 May 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Spelthorne
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Teignbridge

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.