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Us-Uk Mutual Defense Agreement Renewal And The Npt

EDM number 1407 in 2003-04, proposed by Llew Smith on 24/06/2004.

That this House notes the proposed 10-year extension to the 1958 United Kingdom-United States Agreement for Cooperation on the uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defence purposes, as amended, suggested in Cm 6261 as presented to Parliament on 21st June; believes that the extension of this bilateral treaty undermines United Kingdom and United States' commitments under Article 1 of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), for which they are depository states, which states each nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly, or indirectly; is concerned that the government does not see a potential conflict of interest between the MDA and the United Kingdom commitment to the NPT as stated by Lord Bach in the House of Lords on 22nd June, at column 1119; recalls the comment by the NPT review conference, Main Committee on 8th May 1995 that among states parties there are variations in the interpretation of certain aspects of Articles I and II which need clarification, especially regarding the obligations of nuclear-weapon states parties among themselves ... which may have resulted in transfer of nuclear weapons in violation of the spirit and objective of (NPT) Article I; and therefore calls for a debate in Government time in advance of possible ratification of the treaty, as amended.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Llew Smith24/06/2004Blaenau GwentLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins24/06/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer28/06/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock28/06/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes28/06/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Colin Challen28/06/2004Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Alan Simpson29/06/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Simon Thomas29/06/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Rudi Vis29/06/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing30/06/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Tam Dalyell30/06/2004LinlithgowLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/06/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara30/06/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/06/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Angus Robertson01/07/2004MorayScottish National PartySigned
Paul Tyler01/07/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Sawford05/07/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty05/07/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen05/07/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Paul Flynn05/07/2004Newport WestLabourSigned
Ian Gibson05/07/2004Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing05/07/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington06/07/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Drew06/07/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alice Mahon06/07/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Nigel Jones06/07/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Pound06/07/2004Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle06/07/2004Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Terry Lewis07/07/2004WorsleyLabourSigned
Harold Best07/07/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge08/07/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff12/07/2004Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Michael Meacher13/07/2004Oldham West & RoytonLabourSigned
Keith Bradley13/07/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
David Hamilton13/07/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Norman Baker13/07/2004LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond15/07/2004Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart15/07/2004North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
David Chaytor21/07/2004Bury NorthLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard22/07/2004St AlbansLabourSigned
Adam Price22/07/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Colin Breed22/07/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jon Owen Jones07/09/2004Cardiff CentralLabour Co-operativeSigned
Edward Davey07/09/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Julia Drown08/09/2004South SwindonLabourSigned
Richard Burden21/10/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Helen Clark28/10/2004PeterboroughLabourSigned
Martyn Jones01/11/2004Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Valerie Davey04/11/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/11/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Simon Hughes17/11/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned

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