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NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 266: tabled on 26 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 137 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 notes that servicemen involved in the British nuclear weapons tests programme in the Pacific and Australia in the 1950s and 1960s have subsequently attributed cases of ill-health to their exposure to radiation during and after the tests; welcomes the conclusions of the cross-party inquiry into nuclear test veterans chaired by the hon. Member for Billericay and the former hon. Member for Norwich North; believes that far greater recognition of this problem and co-operation with veterans is required from the Ministry of Defence; notes the Government's promise to undertake a health analysis on veterans' offspring, madeon 22October 2008 to the hon. Member for Billericay; further notes the promise made by the Government in April 2009 to follow up last year's New Zealand chromosome study on veterans, with results delivered to a reasonable timescale; acknowledges that since these promises were given very little progress has been made in determining the design, parameters and terms of reference of these studies; and therefore calls on the Government to speed up the process and thereby honour its duty of care towards this loyal and dignified group of servicemen and their families.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Devizes
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Hove
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Wellingborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Bedfordshire
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Lichfield
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
South West Norfolk
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 12 January 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Walthamstow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
North Wiltshire
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Aldershot
Howell, John
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Henley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hitchin and Harpenden
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Thurrock
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
St Albans
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
South Antrim
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Cleethorpes
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Basingstoke
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
East Lothian
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Westbury
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Braintree
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2010
Eddisbury
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Pendle
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hertford and Stortford
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Welwyn Hatfield
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
Upper Bann
Smith, Chloe
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Norwich North
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2009
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Devon
Timpson, Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Crewe and Nantwich
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
South Derbyshire
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2009
Angus
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey