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ARMS SALES TO AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 503: tabled on 10 September 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 83 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 the arms export priority markets for the UK Trade and Investment's Defence and Security Organisation in 2013-14 included Libya, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; further notes that the UK hosts one of the world's largest arms shows, Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi); agrees with the Committees on Arms Export Controls, in its report on Scrutiny of Arms Exports and Arms Controls, HC 205, published on 17 July 2013, that the Government would do well to acknowledge that there is an inherent conflict between strongly promoting arms exports to authoritarian regimes whilst strongly criticising their lack of human rights at the same time rather than claiming, as the Government continues to do, that these two policies are mutually reinforcing; is appalled that the Russian State Technology Corporation, Rostec, one of the main arms suppliers to President al-Assad of Syria, is exhibiting at DSEi 2013; and calls on the Government to end the promotion and export of military equipment to all authoritarian regimes.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2013
Sheffield South East
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 September 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2013
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Birkenhead
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 31 October 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 September 2013
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2013
Richmond Park
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Leeds North East
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2013
North Devon
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2013
Cheltenham
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Joyce, Eric
Independent
Signed on 28 October 2013
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 September 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 October 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2013
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2013
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 October 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2013
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2014
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2013
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2013
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2013
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Bolsover
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2013
Hazel Grove
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2013
Brent Central
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Eastleigh
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Independent
Signed on 16 October 2013
Bradford East
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2013
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 October 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 October 2013
Perth and North Perthshire
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.