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DEVELOPMENTS IN LIBYA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 189: tabled on 13 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 voices its concern regarding political developments in Libya and, in particular, the possibility that the UK may be drawn directly into armed conflict in that country; notes that a draft proposal has been circulated by the UK representative to other members of the UN Security Council proposing authorisation for an EU-led naval force to impose an arms blockade on the Libyan coast; further notes that while the UK has offered to put 1,000 British ground forces into Libya to conduct training for forces loyal to the new Government of National Accord, a substantial proportion of this force inevitably would have to be deployed to provide armed defence of the training unit and training facilities, opening the potential for direct fighting with Daesh and other local militias and creating a target for attack by extremists; believes that given the chaotic political situation in Libya, the lack of a single national army and the spread of Daesh in that country, any major British deployment by land, sea or air would inevitably lead to active military engagement; recalls that all recent proposals to go to war have been discussed and voted on in Parliament and calls on for this precedent not to be broken over Libya; and urges the Government to consult with Parliament before seeking to engage in any form of direct involvement in Libya.

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 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Argyll and Bute
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Bolton South East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 June 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Midlothian
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.