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ARMS TRADE TREATY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 93: tabled on 21 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 strongly supports the negotiation process for an Arms Trade Treaty, which must deliver a robust, legally-binding instrument at the UN in 2012 that effectively tackles the devastating consequences of armed violence and conflict around the globe; notes that the irresponsible and poorly-regulated trade in arms fuels conflict and serious human rights abuses in regions across the world undermines development; recognises that the UK has been instrumental in driving the Arms Trade Treaty process forward; welcomes the strong cross-party support for a robust Arms Trade Treaty; calls on the Government to do all within its power to build international support for a strong treaty that at a minimum establishes that no international transfer of arms and ammunition will be authorised if there is a substantial risk that the weapons will be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law, or will seriously impair poverty reduction or socio-economic development; and further recognises that for an Arms Trade Treaty to have proper impact, its scope must be comprehensive and include all international transfer of conventional weapons and in particular small arms and light weapons, but also all related ammunition and equipment used to deploy potentially lethal force in military and internal security operations.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Aberdeen South
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2012
Gordon
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2012
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2012
Dundee East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast East
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Livingston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
South Down
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 September 2012
Torbay
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 September 2012
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2012
Perth and North Perthshire

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.