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COMPARATIVE DEFENCE POLICIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 474: tabled on 14 January 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 recognises that the defence of the realm and the maintenance of international order through alliances are the prime duties of Government; notes the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the instability and uncertainty in many different areas of the world; welcomes Her Majesty's Government's determination to retain a viable and independent nuclear deterrent through the Trident programme and to provide balanced and fully equipped conventional forces; and regrets that the commitment of 130 honourable Members, over half of the Parliamentary Labour Party, to CND, and of their Party Conference to massive cuts in conventional armaments, makes it impossible for the official Opposition to sustain a credible defence policy.

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.

Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Birmingham, Yardley
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Dudley West
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Brent North
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1992
Gillingham
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Reading West
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Welwyn Hatfield
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Erith and Crayford
Farr, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Harborough
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Medway
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Shipley
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
North Thanet
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Reigate
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Ealing North
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1992
Cardiff Central
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1992
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Exeter
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Hyndburn
Hind, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
West Lancashire
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
North Norfolk
Jones, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
West Hertfordshire
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Newbury
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Altrincham and Sale
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 1992
Falmouth and Camborne
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Teignbridge
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Rugby and Kenilworth
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Broxbourne
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Scarborough
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Bury South
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1992
Walthamstow
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Ilford South
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Bridlington
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Bexleyheath
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Gosport
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1992
Poole
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1992
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.