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UK Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Obligations

EDM number 811 in 2003-04, proposed by Angus Robertson on 11/03/2004.

That this House notes that the fourth and last Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting for the 2005 UN Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will take place in New York from 26th April to 7th May; is aware that at the Conference the UK will be expected to account for its record on nuclear disarmament; recalls the 24th April 2000 NPT statement by the UK when the then Foreign Office Minister the Rt Hon Peter Hain told the delegates 'the United Kingdom is practising what we preach. We are unequivocally committed to the pursuit of nuclear disarmament. We are convinced that the NPT remains fundamental to achieving this goal'; further recalls that at the end of the same conference, the UK and the four other declared nuclear-weapons-states gave an 'unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals'; regrets the reported plans by the UK to upgrade nuclear weapons design and production facilities at Aldermaston, which contradicts that commitment; further regrets the UK's participation in a pre-emptive war ostensibly to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, which it transpires did not exist; believes that real and lasting peace for all can only be achieved through diplomatic negotiations leading to a global nuclear disarmament; and therefore calls on Her Majesty's Government to abandon pre-emptive wars as an alternative policy for selective disarmament, and actively to work towards an early implementation of its 2000 NPT commitments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Angus Robertson11/03/2004MorayScottish National PartyProposed
Adam Price15/03/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Annabelle Ewing15/03/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Jim Dobbin16/03/2004Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hancock16/03/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas16/03/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell17/03/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Paul Tyler17/03/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis17/03/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/03/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/03/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer22/03/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard22/03/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
John Barrett22/03/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Sawford23/03/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Harry Cohen24/03/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Mike Wood25/03/2004Batley & SpenLabourSigned
David Hamilton25/03/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Richard Allan25/03/2004Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor25/03/2004Bury NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones25/03/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham25/03/2004Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty25/03/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington26/03/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Llew Smith29/03/2004Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Andrew George29/03/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon31/03/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn01/04/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty19/04/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Valerie Davey20/04/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Paul Keetch27/04/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed06/05/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Savidge12/05/2004Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell17/05/2004Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
David Lepper14/06/2004Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Austin30/06/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Michael Clapham01/07/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Alex Salmond15/07/2004Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart15/07/2004North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir20/07/2004AngusScottish National PartySigned

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