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EXPORT OF DEPLETED URANIUM TO RUSSIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1087: tabled on 19 March 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the sale of depleted uranium to Russia; raises with alarm concerns that Russia is the UK's biggest customer of depleted uranium, with 92 per cent of the UK's total exported weapons-grade substance sold to Russia in 2016 for a sum of £1.2 million; notes that depleted uranium is a by-product of the production of enriched uranium, which is used as fuel in nuclear reactors and in the manufacture of nuclear weapons; further notes with warning the range of military uses associated with depleted uranium including the manufacture of fission bombs; further raises concerns of the potential long-term health effects which have become apparent since its deployment for the first time in the Gulf War; acknowledges that the European Parliament has repeatedly passed resolutions requesting an immediate moratorium on the further use of depleted uranium ammunition, but that the UK has consistently rejected calls for a ban; and calls on the Government to impose immediate sanctions on the export of nuclear substances to Russia at a time when international tensions are fraught.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.