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Sales Of Surveillance Technology To Repressive States

EDM number 133 in 2017-19, proposed by Jonathan Edwards on 05/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Arms control, Defence equipment and procurement, Human rights, Information technology and Middle East.

That this House notes the reports of the BBC and the Danish newspaper, Dagbadet which questions the lawfulness of BAE Systems' sales of surveillance technology and decryption software to several Gulf and North African states; holds grave concerns over arms manufacturers who are avoiding UK restrictions on arms exports through subsidiary companies; further notes that BAE Systems' sales of decryption technologies arguably violates Category 5 UK arms export restrictions posing a direct threat to the national security of the UK and its allies; believes that the sales of surveillance technology to governments with questionable human rights records damages the UK's global standing; and calls on the Government urgently to review existing legislation and the oversight procedures governing the export of arms and security technologies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Jonathan Edwards05/07/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Ben Lake06/07/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/07/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas10/07/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Martyn Day10/07/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry11/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown11/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss11/07/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/07/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard11/07/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff11/07/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins11/07/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham11/07/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
John McNally11/07/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant20/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned

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