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MODERNISING DEFENCE PROGRAMME AND TRIDENT NUCLEAR WEAPONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1332: tabled on 04 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Government has launched the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) to review UK defence priorities; expresses disappointment that the MDP will not consider the UK's commitment to the Trident nuclear weapons system, nor its affordability, safety or strategic relevance; highlights that the estimated costs of the Trident replacement programme continue to increase; calls on the Government to use the MDP to deliver an analysis of the costs and benefits of investing in the Trident nuclear weapons system, considering the impact this investment will have on other areas of spending, including the defence budget; recommends that as part of this analysis the Government explores alternative ways of directing investment for Trident towards other national defence priorities suited to fit the modern day international security climate, such as in UN peacekeeping and UK maritime patrol; and further calls on the Government to use the MDP to consider the development of a Defence Diversification Agency in a bid to ensure the creation of sustainable jobs into the future across a spectrum of industries and fields.

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 13 June 2018
Livingston
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2018
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 June 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2018
Bath
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 6 June 2018
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2018
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 June 2018
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2018
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Glasgow North West
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 June 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2018
Edinburgh East
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2018
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2018
Colne Valley
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2018
Hornsey and Wood Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.