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HIROSHIMA AGREEMENT AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT PLEDGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1375: tabled on 13 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 strongly welcomes the signing of the Hiroshima Declaration on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, issued collectively by the foreign ministers of the G7 in Japan on 11 April 2016; notes it is especially poignant to have the signatures of US Secretary of State John Kerry and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on the declaration representing respectively the nation that dropped the nuclear bombs on Japanese civilians in August 1945, and the nation that secretly supported the atomic immolation of civilians in that ultimate act of aggression, according to documents declassified by the US National Archives and Records Administration in 2013 and which record that Britain officially expressed its support for using the atomic bomb against Japan at the Combined Policy Committee meeting in Washington on 4 July 1945; further notes the positive disarmament initiative in the declaration that states, in this historic meeting, we reaffirm our commitment to seeking a safer world for all and to creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons in a way that promotes international stability; and therefore calls on the Government to open multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations forthwith with the other eight nuclear armed states under the good auspices of the United Nations Secretary General.

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 9 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2016
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 April 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Glasgow South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Bolton South East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 April 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.