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CENTENARY OF THE MILITARY SERVICE ACT 1916 AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1036: tabled on 28 January 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 2 March 2016 marks the centenary of the Military Service Act 1916 which has enshrined within it the first inclusive right to conscientious objection; further recognises that, despite advances in the human rights of conscientious objectors in the last 100 years, citizens remain financially conscripted into the armed services; and considers that to fully recognise the freedom of conscientious objectors there should be the capacity to allow them to register as a conscientious objector to military tax and direct the proportion of their income tax that goes to the Ministry of Defence to be placed in a non-military security fund, thus allowing all taxpayers to be able to contribute their taxes towards national security with a clear conscience.

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 21 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Glasgow North West
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
South Down
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2016
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2016
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.