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TRIDENT MISSILE TEST

EDM (Early Day Motion) 877: tabled on 23 January 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 79 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 is concerned by media reports that a Trident II D5 missile malfunctioned during a test-firing in June 2016, heading towards the US rather than proceeding to its original target off the west coast of Africa; notes that the missiles, which are leased by the UK from the US, have been tested on only four other occasions since 2000; further notes that HMS Vengeance, which returned to active service in December 2015 following four years of refurbishment, has now failed to undertake a successful missile-firing for 16 years, but continues to be deployed; is troubled that the Government took the decision to withhold the malfunction from Parliament, especially when previous tests have been well publicised and Parliament was asked to vote on Government plans to replace the current nuclear weapons system less than a month after the incident took place; and calls for an urgent inquiry into both the missile incident and the decision of the Government to withhold the information from Parliament.

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 2017
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2017
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2017
Cynon Valley
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2017
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2017
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2017
Sefton Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2017
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2017
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2017
North Down
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2017
Hyndburn
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Dundee West
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2017
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2017
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2017
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2017
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Stirling
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2017
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 January 2017
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Moray
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Glasgow South West
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2017
Blackley and Broughton
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 31 January 2017
Edinburgh West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2017
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2017
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2017
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2017
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.