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UNITED STATES POLICY ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1101: tabled on 17 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 commends the new US administration for including in the 2009 Omnibus Appropriation Bill a provision to prohibit the sale or transfer by the US of cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians; recognises that this represents a major policy shift from the position of the previous administration that described this type of ordnance as `legitimate weapons with clear military utility'; acknowledges that the US military arsenal still contains 5.5 million cluster bombs with 728 million bomblets; and urges the US administration to renounce the use, stockpiling and transfer of all such weapons by signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which more than half the countries in the United Nations have already done.

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.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
North East Fife
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Aberavon
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Knowsley South
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Cardiff Central

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.