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UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

EDM number 70 in 2017-18, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 27/06/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Arms control.

That this House is very concerned that no state which currently possesses nuclear weapons particpated in the renewed UN discussions on a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, which will conclude in July 2017; believes that this is the most significant legislative move for nuclear disarmament for some time; understands that the Treaty will constitute an unambiguous political commitment to achieve and maintain a nuclear weapon-free world; is dismayed that these UN talks have not attracted more coverage from the mainstream media; is encouraged by the fact that more than 100 countries attended these talks despite the fact that Britain, France, Israel, Russia the US voted against the UN's proposal to create a legally-binding treaty banning nuclear weapons; is aware that there is an ever-growing threat of nuclear disaster with international concerns over North Korea's nuclear programme and a recent White House aide indicating that the US pledge towards a world without nuclear weapons was being reviewed; is further aware that expert analysis and evidence considered by the Vienna Conference in December 2014 showed with stunning clarity that the risks, accidents, mistake, radiation and climate impacts and the local, regional and global humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, have been hugely underestimated; and is mindful of the Scottish Parliament's consistent opposition to nuclear weapons and their deployment in Scotland by the Government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patricia Gibson27/06/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Alison Thewliss27/06/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens27/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Martin Docherty28/06/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards28/06/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day28/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins28/06/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn28/06/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas29/06/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John McNally29/06/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara29/06/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman29/06/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law29/06/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard29/06/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley29/06/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
David Drew29/06/2017Signed
29/06/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Patrick Grady29/06/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts29/06/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Rachael Maskell29/06/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Angus MacNeil03/07/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald03/07/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock03/07/2017Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
04/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray04/07/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant04/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell04/07/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins06/07/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Ian Murray10/07/2017Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
11/07/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Ian Blackford12/07/2017Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart05/09/2017Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
09/10/2017Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned

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