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Steps towards disarmament

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1667: tabled on 22 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the statement in the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy that the ceiling on the number of nuclear warheads held by the UK is to increase by 40 percent, reversing the longstanding trend of gradual reductions; further notes with concern that the Review amends nuclear policy to reserve the right for the UK to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear threats; considers that increasing the UK's nuclear arsenal is contrary to obligations under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 1968, as stated by UN Secretary General António Guterres, and risks starting a new nuclear arms race; regrets that the proposed changes in nuclear posture run contrary to international momentum towards global nuclear abolition through the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that entered into force on 22 January 2021; and urges the Prime Minister to demonstrate true global leadership towards a world without nuclear weapons by abandoning his planned increase in the UK’s nuclear arsenal and immoral change in nuclear weapons’ policy and by committing his government to taking further steps towards disarmament.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 23 March 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 23 March 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 March 2021
Ceredigion
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Glasgow Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Dundee West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Glasgow North West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Argyll and Bute
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Inverclyde
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Aberdeen North
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Stirling
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Bedford
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Belfast South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Blackley and Broughton
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Angus
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Salford and Eccles
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Glasgow North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Dundee East
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Coventry South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Glasgow South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Leeds East
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Gordon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2021
Livingston
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Cynon Valley

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.