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Palau-Balau And The Compact Of Free Association

EDM number 233 in 1996-97, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 21/11/1996.

That this House notes with dismay that the small Pacific island chain of Palau-Balau, the world's first nuclear-free nation was forced to sign a Compact of Free Association with the USA under threat of economic aid withdrawal; observes that the USA has agreed to give money to the republic of Bilau for a limited time in exchange for a perpetual option to use one third of the land and water for military and nuclear purposes; believes that the might of the USA should not be exerted against a nation with only 15,122 people; therefore urges the USA not to take up the military/nuclear option of the Compact of Free Association; and notes that any attempt to use the option for nuclear purposes would violate the Pacific nuclear-free zone as well as violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and would risk adding to the genetic damage already perpetrated on Pacific peoples.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn21/11/1996Islington NorthProposed
Alan Simpson21/11/1996Nottingham SouthSigned
Llew Smith21/11/1996Blaenau GwentSigned
Bill Michie25/11/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Tony Banks25/11/1996Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes25/11/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Michael Connarty26/11/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Ian Davidson26/11/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Cummings26/11/1996EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke26/11/1996MidlothianSigned
Keith Bradley26/11/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale26/11/1996MansfieldSigned
Dennis Skinner26/11/1996BolsoverSigned
Maria Fyfe27/11/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Norman Godman27/11/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Dennis Turner27/11/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Alice Mahon28/11/1996HalifaxSigned
Andrew Faulds28/11/1996Warley EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley03/12/1996CaernarfonSigned
Terry Rooney03/12/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Ann Clwyd04/12/1996Cynon ValleySigned
Mike Hall04/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
John Marek05/12/1996WrexhamSigned
Edward O'Hara05/12/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Paul Flynn05/12/1996Newport WestSigned
Martyn Jones06/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Terry Davis11/12/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ken Livingstone12/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Elfyn Llwyd13/01/1997Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Frank Cook13/01/1997Stockton NorthSigned
David Alton13/01/1997Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Tony Benn13/01/1997ChesterfieldSigned
Lynne Jones14/01/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones04/02/1997Ynys MSigned
Jim Marshall19/02/1997Leicester SouthSigned

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