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UK PENSION SCHEMES INVESTMENT IN CLUSTER MUNITIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 376: tabled on 20 October 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 UK is a signatory to the Convention on Cluster Munitions; believes that the UK should not directly or indirectly support the manufacture of cluster munitions; further notes that the UK pension firms often make investments through third party funds managed by external bodies not bound by UK law; further notes that this includes the Local Government Pension Scheme; further notes that primary responsibility of local authority pension schemes is the return from investment; calls for the Government to investigate providing a framework to advise councils how to approach ethical issues; and calls on the Government to explore ways to prevent UK pension forms investing in the overseas manufacture of cluster munitions.

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 Bob
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2014
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 27 October 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2014
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2014
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Bolsover
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2014
Bradford East
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.