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NUCLEAR SECURITY PROJECT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2053A1: tabled on 21 July 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 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 Mr James Arbuthnot on 16 July 2008. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add `; and as a first step, and in the light of the above developments, urges the Government to reconsider its decision to squander billions on an upgrade of the Trident nuclear weapons system against the clear advice of the former Foreign Secretary, the late Robin Cook, and of the former Defence Secretary, Lord Healey, who believes there is no military need for nuclear weapons.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes both the Nuclear Security Project, launched in the US by Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, William Perry and Sam Nunn, and its endorsement by Lord Hurd, Lord Owen, Lord Robertson and the right hon. Member for Kensington and Chelsea in a recent Times article; notes the encouragement to promote not only such dialogue but practical steps towards nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, both from Senators John McCain and Barack Obama; recognises the contributions made to these discussions by Ministers from governments, such as that of Russia as well as the UK; and calls on the UK Government to stimulate and support further developments which enhance the prospects for non-proliferation and a fresh drive for nuclear disarmament and commits itself to seek broad cross-party agreement on promoting this agenda.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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