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Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament

EDM number 673 in 1997-98, proposed by Martin Caton on 21/01/1998.

That this House congratulates the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on its 40 years' fighting to remove the deadly threat of nuclear weapons; recalls that when CND was founded in February 1958 it was a popular movement against nuclear arms building upon the decision in 1957 by the Labour Party and TUC to campaign against atmospheric atomic tests; remembers with pleasure the involvement of the Right honourable Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour Party, in the founding of CND; remains concerned that in the same year as CND was established the Conservative Government concluded a nuclear exchange agreement with the United States that led to the purchase of Polaris and Trident nuclear weapons and submarines, and the barter of nuclear explosive materials; recalls the work done by CND at the Sizewell and Hinkley public enquiries to expose the export of United Kingdom civil plutonium to the United States for use in weapons; welcomes the admission by the United States Department of Energy on 22nd December last year that 5,400 kilogrammes of United Kingdom plutonium was sent to the United States between 1960 and 1979, which vindicated CND's allegations; and applauds CND's continued work to oppose Trident and to expose the danger of nuclear weapons production and deployment; and wishes the campaign every success.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

Martin Caton21/01/1998GowerLabourProposed
Mike Wood21/01/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Rudi Vis21/01/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Ian Stewart21/01/1998EcclesLabourSigned
Harold Best21/01/1998Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Ian Gibson21/01/1998Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick21/01/1998Poplar & Canning TownLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/01/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Julie Morgan21/01/1998Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/01/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews21/01/1998MedwayLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/01/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Chaytor21/01/1998Bury NorthLabourSigned
John Cryer21/01/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner22/01/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Lynne Jones22/01/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar22/01/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Alice Mahon22/01/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
John McAllion22/01/1998Dundee EastLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/01/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Austin22/01/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Harry Barnes22/01/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
John Swinney22/01/1998North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn23/01/1998Islington NorthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard23/01/1998WalthamstowLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/01/1998LeighLabourSigned
Linda Perham26/01/1998Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Llew Smith26/01/1998Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Jim Marshall27/01/1998Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham27/01/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
David Hinchliffe28/01/1998WakefieldLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone28/01/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Bill Michie28/01/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Roseanna Cunningham28/01/1998PerthScottish National PartySigned
Valerie Davey28/01/1998Bristol WestLabourSigned
Audrey Wise28/01/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd29/01/1998Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe29/01/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice02/02/1998PendleLabourSigned
Tony Benn02/02/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Chris Mullin02/02/1998Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
John Marek02/02/1998WrexhamLabourSigned
Raymond Powell02/02/1998OgmoreLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall02/02/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell03/02/1998Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Alan Williams03/02/1998Carmarthen East & DinefwrLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady10/02/1998South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Kevin McNamara11/02/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott11/02/1998Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Betty Williams17/02/1998ConwyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis19/02/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Jenny Jones24/02/1998Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/03/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Malcolm Savidge12/03/1998Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned

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