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Regulation Of Arms Brokers

EDM number 195 in 1999-00, proposed by Jenny Tonge on 14/12/1999.

That this House is gravely concerned by the disclosures featured in the Channel Four programme Dispatches, broadcast on 9th December, which demonstrated that arms brokers operating in London can arrange the transfer of light arms, and banned goods such as land-mines from a third country, even to embargoed conflict zones such as the Sudan; welcomes the initiative of Her Majesty's Government in referring the behaviour of the Pakistani diplomat concerned to Customs and Excise for investigation, but considers that the practices documented in the programme demonstrate the urgent need for United Kingdom legislation in the next parliamentary session; calls on Her Majesty's Government to lay down a legal requirement for each transaction involving the shipping or brokering of military, security and police goods or services by persons who are resident in the United Kingdom or are United Kingdom nationals abroad to be licensed in advance and for the establishment of an obligatory register of all companies engaged in such transactions; and further calls upon Her Majesty's Government to give its full support to the extention of similar measures at EU-wide level and at a wider international level.

This motion has been signed by a total of 66 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jenny Tonge14/12/1999Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratProposed
David Heath14/12/1999Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Oona King14/12/1999Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/12/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing15/12/1999Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe15/12/1999Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Valerie Davey15/12/1999Bristol WestLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham15/12/1999Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/12/1999LeighLabourSigned
Jim Cousins15/12/1999Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/12/1999Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Vincent Cable15/12/1999TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow15/12/1999Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake15/12/1999Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Michie15/12/1999Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar15/12/1999Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/12/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/1999Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Paul Tyler16/12/1999North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman16/12/1999Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Bill Etherington16/12/1999Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Edward Davey16/12/1999Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cummings16/12/1999EasingtonLabourSigned
Tom Cox16/12/1999TootingLabourSigned
Martin Caton20/12/1999GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn20/12/1999SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis20/12/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Nick Harvey21/12/1999North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon21/12/1999HalifaxLabourSigned
Eric Clarke21/12/1999MidlothianLabourSigned
Andrew George21/12/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard21/12/1999WalthamstowLabourSigned
Ian Gibson21/12/1999Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Phil Sawford10/01/2000KetteringLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell10/01/2000Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer10/01/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/01/2000Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Russell Brown11/01/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Alan Simpson12/01/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra12/01/2000Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara12/01/2000Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen12/01/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Janet Dean13/01/2000BurtonLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/01/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Harold Best13/01/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones17/01/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer17/01/2000HornchurchLabourSigned
Colin Breed20/01/2000South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Gunnell25/01/2000Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Irene Adams27/01/2000Paisley NorthLabourSigned
Alasdair Morgan27/01/2000Galloway & Upper NithsdaleScottish National PartySigned
Tess Kingham02/02/2000GloucesterLabourSigned
David Stewart04/02/2000Inverness East, Nairn and LochaberLabourSigned
Malcolm Savidge22/02/2000Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Terry Davis08/03/2000Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours13/03/2000WorkingtonLabourSigned
Tony McWalter15/03/2000Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mark Todd22/03/2000South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Alan Beith27/03/2000Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Taylor30/03/2000Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Laura Moffatt06/04/2000CrawleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/04/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Norman Baker19/04/2000LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Palmer20/04/2000BroxtoweLabourSigned
Diane Abbott10/05/2000Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Audrey WiseUnknownWithdrawn

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