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UK ARMS SALES TO REPRESSIVE REGIMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 305: tabled on 12 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the Government has officially invited Governments with records of serious and systematic human rights abuses, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Turkey, to the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition this week in London; is concerned that such Governments are 2017-18 priority markets for the Government's arms export agency, the Department for International Trade's Defence and Security Organisation; is particularly dismayed with the continued licensing of arms exports to Saudi Arabia, given that air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are continuing to result in civilian deaths in violation of international humanitarian law; believes that by licensing arms exports to repressive regimes, or where they could be used to exacerbate internal conflicts or in contravention of international humanitarian law, the Government gives international credibility to the recipients, and could be violating its international commitments; and calls on the Government to end arms export promotion to such Governments and adopt a presumption of denial when considering licence applications for exports to them.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 September 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2017
Brentford and Isleworth
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Coventry South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
High Peak
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2017
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2017
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 September 2017
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Glasgow East
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ipswich
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 September 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 September 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Edinburgh East
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2017
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2017
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Glasgow Central
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2017
Colne Valley
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2018
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.