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Export Of Depleted Uranium To Russia

EDM number 1087 in 2017-19, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 19/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Arms control, Defence policy and Russia.

That this House condemns the sale of depleted uranium to Russia; raises with alarm that Russia is the UK's biggest customer of depleted uranium, with 92 per cent of the UK's total exported weapons-grade substance sold to Russia in 2016 for a sum of £1.2 million; notes that depleted uranium is a by-product of the production of enriched uranium, which is used as fuel in nuclear reactors and in the manufacture of nuclear weapons; further notes with warning the range of military uses associated with depleted uranium including the manufacture of fission bombs; further raises concerns of the potential long-term health effects which have become apparent since its deployment for the first time in the Gulf War; acknowledges that the European Parliament has repeatedly passed resolutions requesting an immediate moratorium on the further use of depleted uranium ammunition, but that the UK has consistently rejected calls for a ban; and calls on the Government to impose immediate sanctions on the export of nuclear substances to Russia at a time when international tensions are fraught.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Liz Saville Roberts19/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Jonathan Edwards19/03/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams19/03/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake19/03/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day20/03/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
John McNally20/03/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Marie Rimmer21/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon22/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas26/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Chris Stephens27/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
David Linden28/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle29/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Hannah Bardell16/04/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty16/04/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry23/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry23/04/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned

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