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Centenary Of The Military Service Act 1916 And Conscientious Objectors

EDM number 1036 in 2015-16, proposed by Ruth Cadbury on 28/01/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces and Human rights.

That this House recognises that 2 March 2016 marks the centenary of the Military Service Act 1916 which has enshrined within it the first inclusive right to conscientious objection; further recognises that, despite advances in the human rights of conscientious objectors in the last 100 years, citizens remain financially conscripted into the armed services; and considers that to fully recognise the freedom of conscientious objectors there should be the capacity to allow them to register as a conscientious objector to military tax and direct the proportion of their income tax that goes to the Ministry of Defence to be placed in a non-military security fund, thus allowing all taxpayers to be able to contribute their taxes towards national security with a clear conscience.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Ruth Cadbury28/01/2016Brentford and IsleworthLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins28/01/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Martyn Day29/01/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan01/02/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards01/02/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts01/02/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Michael Weir02/02/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady02/02/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie02/02/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Hywel Williams02/02/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Neil Gray03/02/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas03/02/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Carol Monaghan03/02/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma03/02/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Michelle Thomson03/02/2016Edinburgh WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law03/02/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens04/02/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin10/02/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman10/02/2016Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff22/02/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Drew Hendry22/02/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell03/03/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson21/03/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh21/03/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins11/04/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown13/04/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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