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UK Arms Sales To Repressive Regimes

EDM number 305 in 2017-18, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 12/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Arms control, Defence equipment and procurement, Human rights, International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House notes the Government has officially invited Governments with records of serious and systematic human rights abuses, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Turkey, to the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition this week in London; is concerned that such Governments are 2017-18 priority markets for the Government's arms export agency, the Department for International Trade's Defence and Security Organisation; is particularly dismayed with the continued licensing of arms exports to Saudi Arabia, given that air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are continuing to result in civilian deaths in violation of international humanitarian law; believes that by licensing arms exports to repressive regimes, or where they could be used to exacerbate internal conflicts or in contravention of international humanitarian law, the Government gives international credibility to the recipients, and could be violating its international commitments; and calls on the Government to end arms export promotion to such Governments and adopt a presumption of denial when considering licence applications for exports to them.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Ann Clwyd12/09/2017Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Caroline Lucas12/09/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Grahame Morris12/09/2017EasingtonLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon12/09/2017North DownIndependentSeconded
Martyn Day12/09/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards13/09/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins13/09/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris Stephens13/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
13/09/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Tom Brake13/09/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ruth Cadbury13/09/2017Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Jo Stevens13/09/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Chris Law13/09/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon13/09/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
14/09/2017Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham14/09/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard14/09/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner14/09/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
09/10/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
09/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn09/10/2017JarrowLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss09/10/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
09/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
10/10/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Marie Rimmer11/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Neil Gray11/10/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman12/10/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
12/10/2017Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts12/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Ruth George17/10/2017Signed

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