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PALOMARES ANNIVERSARY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 986: tabled on 20 January 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the occasion on 17 January 1966 when an American B-52 bomber inadvertently dropped four nuclear bombs on Spain, after colliding with a refuelling tanker; notes that, although on that occasion fail-safe systems in the B28 hydrogen bombs worked resulting in none of the nuclear warheads detonating, the conventional explosions on two of these warheads scattered plutonium radiation across the countryside near the town of Palomares; further notes that the existence of nuclear weapons necessarily creates the possibility of accidents; and calls on the Government to increase the transparency of those safety measures that are in place on the regular occasions when nuclear warheads are transported on UK roads.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2016
Foyle
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2016
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 January 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2016
Belfast South
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Stirling
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Moray
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Strangford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
Glasgow Central
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.