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ADMIRAL SIR ALAN WEST DSC AND THE ROYAL NAVY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1595: tabled on 07 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 salutes Admiral Sir Alan West on his retirement as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff; acknowledges his physical courage in the Falklands conflict and his moral courage in speaking up for his Service while in office; endorses his concern that cutting destroyer and frigate numbers to only 25 `involves taking risk on risk' and his comment that not to allow for attrition `seems a little bit silly'; agrees with his view that the armed forces are threatened by legal encirclement; notes his assessment that now is the time to start design work on replacement submarines if the UK is to maintain the minimum deterrent; and thanks him for all he has done to ensure the defence of this country and its interests, particularly in the bicentenary year of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Hexham
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Newbury
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2006
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2006
South East Cornwall
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
West Chelmsford
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2006
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 2006
Belfast North
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Ludlow
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Lichfield
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2006
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Epsom and Ewell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
South Holland and The Deepings
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Wealden
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2006
Clwyd West
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Bromsgrove
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
East Yorkshire
Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Bridgwater
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Bracknell
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
East Hampshire
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2006
South Antrim
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Basingstoke
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
The Wrekin
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2006
Uxbridge
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Romford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Beverley and Holderness
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
New Forest West
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2006
Eastbourne
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Spelthorne
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2006
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2006
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.