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Nuclear Weapons Expenditure And The Peace Dividend 1994

EDM number 1583 in 1993-94, proposed by Llew Smith on 17/10/1994.

That this House believes that United Kingdom defence spending should be reduced to the average level of other West European countries, allied to constructive plans for defence diversification, arms conversion and the transfer of the savings made to social priorities by investment in job creation and economic development, and the restructure of the United Kingdom's infrastructure; recognises the importance of making retraining of the defence sector workforce a priority; supports the call for the scrapping of the Trident submarine and weapons programme as an essential step towards eliminating nuclear weapons world-wide; notes with dismay the Government's decision to ringfence nuclear weapons in its front line first defence costs study; believes that in rejecting Trident the United Kingdom would demonstrate concrete support for strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation treaty prior to the review and extension conference for the treaty next April; recognises the importance of a successful outcome to the negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty for the NPT; further believes that the lifetime cost of Trident deployment will be at least ú33 billion when re-fit, replacement and decommissioning are included; that it is the hidden extra costs of continuing the United Kingdom nuclear weapons programme, in health, environment as well as financial terms that has drastically damaged the peace dividend; and therefore calls on the Government to support the cancellation of Trident and to plan the investment of resources saved into job creation and industrial innovation in the British civil economy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs, 4 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Llew Smith17/10/1994Blaenau GwentProposed
Michael Clapham17/10/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
David Hanson17/10/1994DelynSigned
Harry Cohen17/10/1994LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty17/10/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/10/1994Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston17/10/1994Bristol EastSigned
Terry Davis17/10/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Bill Etherington17/10/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Paul Flynn17/10/1994Newport WestSigned
Neil Gerrard17/10/1994WalthamstowSigned
Mildred Gordon17/10/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Diane Abbott17/10/1994Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Peter Hain17/10/1994NeathSigned
Tony Banks17/10/1994Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes17/10/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Benn17/10/1994ChesterfieldSigned
Roger Berry17/10/1994KingswoodSigned
Mike Watson17/10/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Audrey Wise17/10/1994PrestonSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/10/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Malcolm Chisholm17/10/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Max Madden17/10/1994Bradford WestSigned
Robert Parry17/10/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ken Purchase17/10/1994Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Alan Simpson17/10/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner17/10/1994BolsoverSigned
Jimmy Hood17/10/1994ClydesdaleSigned
Helen Jackson17/10/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Lynne Jones17/10/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Piara S Khabra17/10/1994Ealing, SouthallSigned
Terry Lewis17/10/1994WorsleySigned
Ken Livingstone17/10/1994Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden17/10/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alice Mahon17/10/1994HalifaxSigned
John McAllion17/10/1994Dundee EastSigned
Bill Michie17/10/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Chris Mullin17/10/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
Richard Caborn17/10/1994Sheffield CentralSigned
Paddy Tipping18/10/1994SherwoodSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/10/1994Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Norman Godman18/10/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/10/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe18/10/1994LeighSigned
Colin Pickthall18/10/1994West LancashireSigned
Ian Davidson18/10/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Heppell19/10/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Richard Burden19/10/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Keith Vaz19/10/1994Leicester EastSigned
Jack Thompson20/10/1994WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner20/10/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley21/10/1994CaernarfonSigned
Tom Cox21/10/1994TootingSigned
Terry Patchett25/10/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Eddie McGrady26/10/1994South DownSigned
Tommy Graham26/10/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Glenda Jackson27/10/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Keith BradleyUnknownWithdrawn
Martyn JonesUnknownWithdrawn
Andrew MillerUnknownWithdrawn
Alan MealeUnknownWithdrawn

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