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UK ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 665: tabled on 05 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 believes that Saudi Arabia is ruled by one of the most repressive regimes in the world which does not allow freedom of expression or association; notes with concern the systematic human rights abuses that occur within Saudi Arabia, including the extensive use of the death penalty, the sentencing to death of individuals arrested as juveniles, the flogging of those who question the ruling regime, the lack of basic rights for women and immigrant workers, the repression of homosexuals and those who do not adhere to the state religion; views with alarm the actions of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with the increasing number of civilian casualties and people displaced from their homes; further notes that the UK is a major supplier of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, and that such sales are given UK official and military support; and calls on the Government to end all military exports to, and military collaboration with Saudi Arabia.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Aberdeen North
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2016
Leyton and Wanstead
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 November 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
Newport West
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Glasgow South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Glasgow East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2016
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2016
Southport
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Copeland
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Edinburgh East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Midlothian
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

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.