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HUMAN RIGHTS, DEVELOPMENT AND ARMS TRADE TREATY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 117: tabled on 22 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 is deeply concerned about the death, damage to human rights, destruction and undermining of development that is facilitated by arms trafficking and ease of access to weapons; notes the approaching final negotiation and adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations Conference in July 2012, whichshould legally bind the regulation of arms exports and imports, provide international oversight and create the necessary enforcement mechanisms; regrets suggestions from some representatives of Russia, China and the US that the proposed Treaty is too prescriptive;demands that the Government sustains the commitmentto a robust ATT that will enforce strict criteria and provide for categorical prohibition of all types of specified weapons and associated components with no exemptions; recognises that the arms trade is estimated to account for 50 per cent of all global corrupt transactions; welcomes the proposition of an independent anti-corruption provision in the ATT; upholds the need for strong human rights protections in the Treaty to prevent weapons and ammunition used in internal security being supplied to a country where there is a risk they will contribute to human rights abuses, atrocities or repression; stresses the importance of an effective ATT for underpinning sustainable development; and urges that the Treaty must be enforceable on signatories, non-signatories and non-state actors.

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
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2012
Edinburgh West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 May 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Leeds North East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2012
Dundee East
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2012
Peterborough
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 May 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
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 23 May 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Livingston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 May 2012
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Walsall South
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
St Helens North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
Ceredigion
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.