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MINISTRY OF DEFENCE MINUTE ON GIFTING OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO NEPAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 298: tabled on 09 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 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 objects to the proposal in the Ministry of Defence minute of 25th May concerning the gifting of non-lethal military equipment to the Government of Nepal; notes with concern that Ministers state that this decision has been made because there have been recent positive developments when in fact the King's ending of the state of emergency, release of some political prisoners and agreement to UN Human Rights monitoring is widely seen as a tactical ploy as the King manoeuvres to prevent the restoration of democracy and to retain absolute power; further notes that the fundamental rights of the Nepali people remain suspended, the King retains absolute powers, the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Ordinance allowing up to one year incommunicado detention remains in effect, journalists, academics, lawyers and human rights workers are denied freedom of movement, curbs on media freedom are in place and the International Committee of the Red Cross has announced that it has suspended visits to Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) barracks because of the failure of the army to comply with the terms of their agreement; requests the Government to reconsider its proposal to start a process of supply of equipment when this is being interpreted as support for the King who has suspended democracy and the rule of law and for the RNA who are responsible for terrible abuses of human rights; and believes that the Government should consider how the UK can provide support for the call for the restoration of Parliament and an all party government in Nepal.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Kingswood
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
South East Cornwall
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2005
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
North East Fife
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Burton
Mr Jim Devine,
Signed on 16 May 2006
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 21 June 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Bishop Auckland
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Oldham West and Royton
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Sunderland South
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Halifax
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2005
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Hazel Grove
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
North Dorset
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2005
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.