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UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (No. 2)

EDM number 374 in 2017-18, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 11/10/2017.

That this House notes that on 7 July 2017 the UN concluded a legally-binding Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons with the object of leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons; welcomes the fact that the treaty was adopted by 122 states with just one vote against and one abstention; believes that the treaty will be a significant and positive step towards achieving a world free of nuclear weapons; recalls that during a debate on Government plans for replacement of the UK's nuclear weapons system the Secretary of State for Defence said that that Government shared the vision of a world that is without nuclear weapons, achieved through multilateral disarmament; is disappointed that the Government did not participate in the UN negotiations; further notes that the treaty opened for signature at the UN on 20 September 2017, and has already been signed by 53 nations and ratified by 3; and calls on the Government to develop and publish an appropriate transition plan so that the UK is prepared and ready to sign and ratify the treaty at the first opportunity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Caroline Lucas11/10/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Ronnie Cowan11/10/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins11/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
11/10/2017Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts11/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Tommy Sheppard11/10/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySeconded
11/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil11/10/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry11/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald11/10/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty11/10/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams11/10/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Stephen Gethins11/10/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows11/10/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald11/10/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day11/10/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss11/10/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands11/10/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown11/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Tom Brake11/10/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
11/10/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned

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