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United States Non-Compliance With The Chemical Weapons Convention

EDM number 651 in 2002-03, proposed by Llew Smith on 04/02/2003.

That this House notes the United States of America signed the Chemical Weapons Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on 13th January 1993; observes with concern that since that time, the United States Government has prohibited access by verification inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to several chemical industry sites in the US on the grounds of protecting 'business proprietary information of US companies,' according to the Under Secretary at the US Bureau of Industry and Security in statement on 10th October 2002; notes with disapproval that US escorts have also refused to allow inspectors to use approved inspection equipment (e.g., weighing equipment) during inspections of some military facilities used for chemical weapon manufacture or storage in the past; believes that the United States has imposed limits on inspections of its facilities that are contrary to the requirements of the treaty, including reserving the right for the President to block inspections and limiting what facilities may be inspected; records with disapproval that this stance has led to a less thorough inspection regime; observes the US has acted in a similar disruptive way in respect of the Biological Weapons Convention, putting the interests of the secrecy of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies before global security and anti-terrorist measures; points out that if Iraq were to be similarly unco-operative it would incur the deadly wrath of the US Administration; and thus calls upon Her Majesty's Government to put all possible pressure on the United States Administration to enforce American compliance with these treaties.

This motion has been signed by a total of 64 MPs.

Llew Smith04/02/2003Blaenau GwentLabourProposed
Alan Simpson04/02/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Taylor04/02/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ian Gibson04/02/2003Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Denzil Davies04/02/2003LlanelliLabourSigned
John Cryer04/02/2003HornchurchLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/02/2003GowerLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews04/02/2003MedwayLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/02/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner04/02/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara05/02/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing05/02/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Harold Best05/02/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Harry Barnes05/02/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/02/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington05/02/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Drew05/02/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Davis05/02/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Ann Cryer05/02/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Tom Cox05/02/2003TootingLabourSigned
Richard Burden05/02/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Alice Mahon05/02/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Terry Lewis05/02/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones05/02/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson05/02/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Paul Holmes05/02/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard06/02/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Simon Thomas06/02/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Dobbin06/02/2003Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Vincent Cable06/02/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Lepper06/02/2003Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McDonnell06/02/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Linda Perham06/02/2003Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh06/02/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Jim Cousins10/02/2003Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Sue Doughty10/02/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis10/02/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray10/02/2003Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/02/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Flynn11/02/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/02/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Lloyd12/02/2003Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Rob Marris12/02/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Tony Clarke12/02/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
David Hamilton12/02/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Desmond Turner12/02/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/02/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham13/02/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith13/02/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Chris McCafferty24/02/2003Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook24/02/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price25/02/2003Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Harry Cohen26/02/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Paul Marsden28/02/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton03/03/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White05/03/2003North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
John Smith06/03/2003Vale of GlamorganLabourSigned
David Chaytor06/03/2003Bury NorthLabourSigned
Roger Berry10/03/2003KingswoodLabourSigned
Hywel Williams13/03/2003CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Connarty18/03/2003Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff24/03/2003Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
John Battle25/06/2003Leeds WestLabourSigned
Lembit 01/07/2003MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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