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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1126A1: tabled on 27 April 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by John Bercow on 28 November 2005. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after `trade;', insert `further notes that the British arms industry already operates to some of the highest standards in the world; considers that any measure that would make other countries live up to higher standards would be of direct advantage to the British arms industry and would benefit international security in general;'.

Original motion text

That this House is dismayed at the continued uncontrolled proliferation of arms around the globe which results in one death every minute, undermines development, fuels conflict and enables criminal activity to flourish; notes that the UK is the second biggest arms exporter in the world and has a particular responsibility better to control this trade; acknowledges that the development of an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) would ensure all states were bound by better rules governing arms transfers; congratulates the UK Government for its leadership in the promotion of such a treaty, which now has the support of over 40 countries across the world; further notes the Government's intention to begin negotiations for an ATT within the UN General Assembly during 2006; and calls on all hon. Members to use every chance to promote the ATT over the coming months, particularly with their international counterparts, in order to ensure that next year's historic opportunity is not missed and that negotiations begin.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.