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TRIDENT TESTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1017: tabled on 06 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 notes the statement by the Secretary of State for Defence in a response to an Urgent Question on 23 January 2017 that, We do not comment on the detail of submarine operations, and his additional comment, Let me just be very, very clear: neither I, nor the Prime Minister, are going to give operational details of our submarine operations or of the systems and sub-systems that are tested through a demonstration and shakedown (DESO) operation; further notes that the then Defence Minister, the hon. Member for Ludlow, provided details to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion in a written reply on 19 November 2012, Official Report, Column 239W, of a DESO in the Atlantic Ocean on 23 October 2012; notes in a second written reply the Minister revealed that as the UK is a signatory to The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation it is obliged to inform the 133 other signatories of all ballistic missile and space-launch vehicle launches and test flights; believes it is unacceptable that the 133 other states were informed of the Trident test conducted in June 2016 but that the information was withheld from the House; and therefore calls on the Government to acknowledge that democratic principles require the Government to inform Parliament of such UK national security policy matters.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2017
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Edinburgh South West
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Edinburgh East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.