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Depleted Uranium Munitions

EDM number 629 in 2012-13, proposed by Katy Clark on 24/10/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Arms control, Environmental protection, Iraq and Military operations.

That this House notes that the British Army maintains depleted uranium (DU) munitions within its arsenal and that 1.9 tonnes of DU rounds were fired by UK forces during Operation Telic in Iraq; recognises continuing media reports of increased rates of certain cancers and congenital malformations in Iraq; acknowledges that the UN Environment Programme has repeatedly called for a precautionary approach to DU use after field investigations in the Balkans and Iraq; recalls that the British Royal Society and World Health Organisation both recommend precautionary measures to reduce post-conflict DU risks; recalls the Government's policy on radioactive discharges which considers that the unnecessary introduction of radioactivity into the environment is undesirable; further notes that precautionary guidelines are in place for British troops to reduce their likelihood of DU exposure and that DU is not used in live firing training on British soil; and calls on the Government to support the resolution to be put before the UN General Assembly this autumn calling on states to take a precautionary approach to the use of DU.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Katy Clark24/10/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourProposed
Michael Connarty24/10/2012Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSeconded
Julian Huppert24/10/2012CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley24/10/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John McDonnell25/10/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale25/10/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Martin Caton25/10/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin25/10/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas26/10/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/10/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice26/10/2012LivingstonLabourSigned
John Leech29/10/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards29/10/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock29/10/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George29/10/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan29/10/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins29/10/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders29/10/2012TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams30/10/2012ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Margaret Ritchie31/10/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Cryer31/10/2012Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Michael Weir31/10/2012AngusScottish National PartySigned
Naomi Long01/11/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Michael Crockart01/11/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon01/11/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Ian Lavery01/11/2012WansbeckLabourSigned
Charles Kennedy02/11/2012Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Zac Goldsmith02/11/2012Richmond ParkConservativeSigned
Fiona O'Donnell05/11/2012East LothianLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff05/11/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Christopher Huhne05/11/2012EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma05/11/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd06/11/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Grahame Morris09/11/2012EasingtonLabourSigned
Angus Robertson12/11/2012MorayScottish National PartySigned
Gerald Kaufman12/11/2012Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Anne Begg12/11/2012Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd12/11/2012EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock19/11/2012Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz19/11/2012Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Martin Horwood19/11/2012CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland19/11/2012Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Love20/11/2012EdmontonLabourSigned
Joan Walley20/11/2012Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell22/11/2012North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood22/11/2012Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson26/11/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham28/11/2012Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes28/11/2012Ilford SouthLabourSigned
John Thurso29/11/2012Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Betts04/12/2012Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore04/12/2012Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Hywel Francis05/12/2012AberavonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne17/12/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Natascha Engel17/12/2012North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Flynn18/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Peter Hain19/12/2012NeathLabourSigned
Tessa Jowell20/12/2012Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Si07/01/2013Swansea EastLabourSigned

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