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Arms export licences for sales to the Israeli Military

EDM (Early Day Motion) 138: tabled on 27 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the recent granting of and use of extant UK licences for the export to the Israeli military of categories of arms and arms components including military technology and components for aircrafts, helicopters, and drones, as well as grenades, bombs, missiles, armoured vehicles, tanks, ammunition, and small arms; is therefore concerned that Ministers have not disclosed whether UK-made exports were used in the recent bombardment of the Gaza Strip and repression of civilian protests in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory; reminds the Government that criteria 2, 3 and 4, of the consolidated criteria on arms exports precludes licensing where there is a clear risk that items may be used for internal repression or in the commission of serious violations of international humanitarian law; notes the criteria precludes licensing for items which would provoke or prolong armed conflicts or aggravate existing conflicts, and precludes licensing for items when there is a clear risk that they could be used to assert by force a territorial claim; therefore calls for an investigation to determine whether UK-made arms and components have been used in the recent violence and if they are implicated in war crimes under investigation by the International Criminal Court, including settlement building in occupied territories; and calls for a suspension of UK arms sales to Israel until it can be demonstrated, subject to parliamentary scrutiny, that weapons and components imported from the UK are used solely in accordance with the consolidated criteria.

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.

Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Coventry South
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Gateshead
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Cynon Valley
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Streatham
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
East Lothian
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 7 June 2021
Islington North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Glasgow Central
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Argyll and Bute
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dundee West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Glasgow North East
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Belfast South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Swansea West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
City of Durham
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Rochdale
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
Richmond Park
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
Midlothian
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2021
Sheffield South East
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2021
Blackburn
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Foyle
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Edinburgh East
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
East Ham
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 10 June 2021
North Down
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2021
Angus
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Jarrow
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Gordon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dundee East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2021
Bedford
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2021
Sheffield Central
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Glasgow North West
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2021
St Albans
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 5 July 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2021
Twickenham
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2021
Edinburgh South West
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2021
Edinburgh West
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Aberdeen South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2021
Hammersmith
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2021
Birkenhead
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2021
Bath
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Glenrothes
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Dulwich and West Norwood
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Glasgow North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.