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Storage of US nuclear weapons in the UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 98: tabled on 24 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that the United Kingdom has been added to the United States’ list of nuclear weapons storage site locations in Europe and that, according to information released by the United States' government, these storage sites are being upgraded; is concerned that this signals a change in the nuclear status of RAF Lakenheath, and that, having been removed in 2008, US nuclear weapons may have already been returned to the base or that the base will receive nuclear weapons in the future; condemns the refusal of the Ministry of Defence to comment on this information to members of this House; notes that RAF Lakenheath, whilst owned by the Ministry of Defence, is run by the United States Air Force; further notes that storage of another country’s nuclear weapons on UK soil puts UK citizens at greater risk of nuclear attack; and calls on the Government to decline to host US nuclear weapons at RAF Lakenheath and to use all possible diplomatic efforts to de-escalate current nuclear tensions.

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.

Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2022
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2022
Ceredigion
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Gordon
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Dundee West
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
York Central
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Glasgow North
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Central Ayrshire
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
Birkenhead
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Glasgow North East
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Stirling
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2022
Glasgow South West
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2022
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 13 June 2022
Leicester East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2022
Edinburgh East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Glasgow North West
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2022
Edinburgh South West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 18 July 2022
Islington North
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.