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EDM number 841 in 1998-99, proposed by Norman Baker on 16/07/1999.

That this House welcomes the Church Commissioners' decision that they will not hold shares in British Aerospace on ethical grounds, and that therefore if they receive any such shares as a result of the purchase of GEC's defence wing, Marconi Electronic Systems, they will dispose of them; notes the continuing investment by the Commissioners and the Church of England Central Board of Finance in GKN, a company with substantial defence interests; further notes that GKN has recently sold military equipment to Indonesia, and is participating in a large European arms deal with South Africa, which has been criticised by South Africa's Anglican Primate, Archbishop Ndungane, and all the South African churches; and calls on the Church Commissioners to end completely their investment in arms-exporting companies, sell their shares in GKN, and tighten up their ethical investment policy so as to exclude all arms-exporting companies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Norman Baker16/07/1999LewesLiberal DemocratProposed
Simon Hughes16/07/1999North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Stinchcombe16/07/1999WellingboroughLabourSigned
David Taylor16/07/1999North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tom Brake20/07/1999Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/07/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/07/1999CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/07/1999Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell21/07/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Cummings21/07/1999EasingtonLabourSigned
Terry Davis21/07/1999Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Paul Tyler21/07/1999North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/1999Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Drew22/07/1999StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Clapham22/07/1999Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara22/07/1999Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Evan Harris22/07/1999Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington23/07/1999Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis23/07/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Terry Lewis26/07/1999WorsleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/07/1999KeighleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey27/07/1999North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Oaten27/10/1999WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones04/11/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Bell08/11/1999TattonIndependentSigned

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